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Orange and Fennel Salad, a Sicilian Specialty

This is one of the most typical recipes from Sicily. Despite being a fresh salad, it is a winter recipe. Why should you prepare it? It is fast and makes a healthy light meal with a few simple ingredients. 
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Keyword orange fennel salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 2 oranges
  • 2 medium-sized fennel bulbs
  • 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil 
  • salt and pepper
  • Extra: fresh fennel fronds to taste 


  • Peel the oranges as I have described above, cut them into thin slices;
  • Clean the fennel bulbs; then discard the external, tough fronds and the stalks; set aside some fennel fronds to garnish; 
  • Wash and dry the fennel bulbs. Use a mandolin or upright grater to shred the fennel; 
  • In a plate, combine the shredded fennel and orange slices. Dress them with oil, salt, and pepper. Garnish with some roughly broken stalks to taste.
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