Fennel, watercress & pine nut salad

Fennel, watercress & pine nut salad

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Prep: 5 mins Plus optional marinating


Serves 4
Marinating the fennel with an orange dressing gives this salad a delicious, fresh zing from Lesley Waters

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal171
  • fat17g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.03g


  • juice 1 small orange



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 large head fennel, halved and thinly sliced
  • handful watercress



    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

  • 50g toasted pine nut


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the orange juice and oil together with a fork and season to taste. Add the fennel and toss to coat. Leave to marinate for 10 mins if you have time.

  2. Just before serving, tip the watercress and pine nuts into the bowl and toss well to combine.

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19th Apr, 2018
This is a really simple but refreshing salad if you like fennel. I used a mixed bag of watercress, spinach and rocket and added some radishes for a splash of pink and the whole lot got wolfed down, no leftovers.
3rd Jul, 2015
Lovely and light with some steamed sea bass
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10th May, 2011
fresh, tastey n light but had to use rocket and lambs lettuce as i couldnt get watercress but would make again to see the difference the right ingriedients make :)
20th Jun, 2010
just tried this recipt from fennell from the garden, great taste. so good.
25th Feb, 2009
Lovely, easy salad!
31st Mar, 2008
We had this with the fishcakes as suggested. Great meal.....
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8th Nov, 2007
Really lovely and fresh. I thought the fennel would be overpowering but no! I served with indian food and it balanced it well.
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