Shaved fennel, courgette & orange salad

Shaved fennel, courgette & orange salad

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Prep: 15 mins No cook


Serves 4
Fresh and crisp, this salad combines tangy fennel with zesty orange and crunchy courgette - dress at the very last minute before serving

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal170
  • fat12g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre6g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 1 orange



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

  • 2 small fennel bulbs
    Fennel bulb

    Fennel bulb

    Like Marmite, fennel is something that you either love or hate – its strong aniseed…

  • 2 small courgettes (yellow or green)



    The courgette is a variety of cucurbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 2 tsp sherry vinegar
  • 4 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…

  • juice ½ lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 1 Baby Gem lettuce, leaves separated and washed


  1. Using a serrated knife, cut the peel from the orange, removing as much pith as possible. Slice the orange and cut each slice in half, reserving any juice left on the chopping board for the dressing.

  2. Remove any tough outer leaves from the fennel. Halve, cut out the cores, then slice as thinly as possible (using a mandolin if you have one). Trim the ends of the courgettes and, using a vegetable peeler, shave off long, thin slices, discarding the seedy, watery centres.

  3. Mix together the reserved orange juice, the sherry vinegar and olive oil. Season well and add lemon juice to taste. Just before serving, mix the fennel, courgette, lettuce leaves and orange slices with the dressing.

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3rd Sep, 2016
Delicious. Doubled the ingredients as there are 6 of us and we ate the lot.
18th Aug, 2015
This is a really delicious combination of flavours. I used cider vinegar but otherwise followed the recipe and it's lovely.
17th Aug, 2015
This is such a good combination of flavours despite being quite unusual. I served it with Chinese chicken thighs and couscous made with chicken stock and it was delicious.
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