Sicilian Salad Recipe

Sicilian fennel and orange salad

  • serves 4
  • Easy

A crunchy Italian fennel salad with a citrus dressing. Serve as it is or add strips of smoked fish for a simple summery lunch or a starter for 4.




  • fennel bulbs 2 large (about 700g)
  • sweet oranges 3
  • extra-virgin olive oil 6 tbsp
  • lemon juice 2 tbsp
  • spring onions 3, sliced
  • kipper fillet, 1, cut into small strips (optional)


  • Step 1

    Slice the fennel bulbs and stems thinly. Put in a shallow serving bowl. cut the peel and pith off the oranges with a sharp knife. Slice into thin rounds. Stir into the fennel, adding any juice from the oranges.

  • Step 2

    Whisk the oil and lemon juice together. Season with salt and pepper, using less salt if you are going to add the kipper. Dress the salad, mixing well.

  • Step 3

    Sprinkle the spring onions over the salad and dot with the kipper pieces (if using) before serving.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 231
  • Carbs 17g
  • Protein 3.5g
  • Fat 17g
  • Salt 0.07g
  • Saturates 2.3g
  • Fibre 7g