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Quick and Easy Fennel Salad with Oranges and dried Figs

fennel and orange salad

Easy homemade fennel salad with oranges and dried figs – a fresh, healthy, and delicious salad with exciting flavors. Salads are a great way to stay nutritious with the right ingredients, of course, but they are quick and easy to prepare.

This recipe for fennel salad with oranges and dried figs has the right amount of flavor to do the trick! Fennel is great in a salad because it adds crunch and texture. The oranges add acidity, which balances out the sweetness of the dried figs. If you’ve never paired oranges with fennel or different types of nuts, this is a great place to start. These ingredients taste wonderful together, and it’s an easy way to switch up your normal routine.

There’s nothing better than a quick, easy, healthy salad that uses only the freshest ingredients. Although Fennel can taste a little ‘bitter’, it has become one of my regular salads and is always a hit with my family and friends.

What is Fennel?

Fennel, also labeled fresh anise, is an aromatic edible plant with many great health benefits and nutrients. The Fennel plant is very versatile and is used in many recipes.

Fennel Bulb
Fennel Bulb

Fennel has a crunchy texture and a mildly sweet flavor. It can be eaten raw or cooked. All parts of the fennel plant can be eaten. The seeds of this edible plant (dried or fresh) are used as a condiment in many recipes.

Quick and Easy Fennel Salad with Oranges and dried Figs
Quick and Easy Fennel Salad with Oranges and Dried Figs

To make Fennel Salad

This fennel salad recipe is a simple but elegant starter that can be on the table in 10 minutes.

Fennel is crunchy with a unique taste that is both sweet and savory – it can be compared to licorice, anise, or even celery (when raw). But don’t worry – you’ll love it! It has an incredible crunch and pairs perfectly with this dish’s sweet oranges and dried fruit.

The ingredients

To create the vinaigrette:

To make the vinaigrette, I used about 1/8 of a teaspoon of my NouBess Original Hot and Spicy Herbs Blend of goodness to create a subtle kick. Mix the olive oil, champagne vinegar and with the spicy blend and you have a vinaigrette ready in 2 minutes.  You can use any other types of vinegar if you want.

Quick and Easy Fennel Salad with Oranges and dried Figs
Quick and Easy Fennel Salad with Oranges and Dried Figs

Best ways to serve

Fennel Salad is best served with grilled or roasted meat or seafood. You can also eat it without any meat, poultry, or seafood.

Quick and Easy Fennel Salad with Oranges and dried Figs
Quick and Easy Fennel Salad with Oranges and Dried Figs

Try this salad if you want something light but flavorful to complement any meal. This dish contains an assortment of delicious flavors and textures and is a quick and easy meal. Fresh fennel has thin stalks, so try to cut the pieces into similarly-sized sticks. Also, remember that after you’ve used the fresh orange to zest the fennel and oranges, you can toss the leftover rind in the salad!

fennel and orange salad

Quick and Easy Fennel Salad with Oranges and dried Figs

Crunchy fennel, sweet oranges, and figs, a nice contrast of taste, textures, sweet and heat in this delicious fennel salad. Only 15 minutes to prepare!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Plant-Based Dishes, Salads and Veggies, Side Dishes
Servings 4 – 6
Calories 110 kcal


  • 1 large fennel bulb or 2 small bulbs, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 2 medium oranges washed and peeled
  • 6 dried figs sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon Noubess Original Hot and Spicy Sauce


  • Wash the fennel thoroughly and slice thin.
  • Place the sliced and dried fennel in a salad bowl.
  • Slice the oranges to divide flesh sections and add to the bowl.
  • Slice the dried figs and place the slices in the bowl.
  • Prepare the vinaigrette. Add olive oil, champagne vinegar, and Hot and Spicy Herbs Blend in a small bowl. Stir vigorously to mix oil and vinegar to create a vinaigrette.
  • Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad, toss and serve.


Serving: 1gramsCalories: 110kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 32mgPotassium: 444mgFiber: 5gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 227IUVitamin C: 42mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 1mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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Corn Allergy:

Always choose ingredients without corn or corn derivatives.

Originally published May 12, 2018. Revised and update.

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