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Citrus Salad with Fennel & Avocado: A Refreshing and Vibrant Delight

55 min Cook
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When it comes to refreshing and vibrant flavors, it’s hard to beat a citrus salad with fennel and avocado. This simple yet elegantly composed dish combines the sweet and tangy notes of citrus fruits with the subtle licorice-like flavor of fresh fennel, balanced by the creamy richness of avocado. The result is a salad that not only looks stunning but also awakens your taste buds with a burst of citrusy goodness.

At the heart of this citrus salad is a selection of bright and juicy citrus fruits. Choose a variety of oranges, grapefruits, and even blood oranges for a beautiful medley of colors and flavors. Segment the fruits, removing the bitter pith and membrane, to reveal the succulent and vibrant flesh. The combination of sweet and acidic flavors from the citrus fruits creates a perfect balance that lends itself well to the other ingredients.

Next, add thinly sliced fennel to the mix, bringing a crisp and refreshing element to the salad. Fennel’s mild licorice flavor adds a unique twist and complements the citrus beautifully. Its crunchy texture and delicate aroma enhance the overall sensory experience of the dish. Tossed together with the citrus segments, the fennel adds a pleasant contrast in both taste and texture.

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How to Make a Delicious Citrus and Avocado Salad with Crisp Fennel

To tie everything together, slices of creamy avocado complete this enticing salad. Avocado adds a buttery richness that not only serves as a complementary flavor but also provides a smooth and velvety texture. Its subtle nuttiness pairs wonderfully with the bright citrus notes and adds a satisfying creaminess to every bite.

To enhance the flavors even further, drizzle the salad with a simple dressing made from freshly squeezed citrus juice, olive oil, a touch of honey, and a pinch of salt. This light and tangy dressing bring all the ingredients together while elevating their natural flavors. The dressing also adds a pleasant acidity that cuts through the creamy avocado and brightens the overall taste profile of the salad.

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Whether as a refreshing starter or a light and healthy main course, a citrus salad with fennel and avocado offers a delightful combination of flavors and textures. With its vibrant colors and refreshing taste, this salad is perfect for any season. So, grab some citrus fruits, fennel, and avocados, and embark on a culinary journey that will tantalize your taste buds with every bite.

Fennel and avocado salad

To make this recipe, you will need to peel and segment the cara cara oranges, navel oranges, and mandarin oranges. Cut off the white pith and discard any seeds. Arrange the citrus segments on a large platter along with some arugula and cooked chickpeas. Sprinkle some chopped pistachios on top for some crunch. In a small bowl, whisk together some lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper to make a simple dressing. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and garnish with some fresh mint leaves. Enjoy your refreshing avocado salad with citrus and mint!


  • 3 medium oranges (you can use navel, blood, or cara cara oranges)
  • 1 large grapefruit or pomelo
  • 1 large fennel bulb
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fennel fronds
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts or almonds (optional)


  • 1/4 cup champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Use a sharp knife to cut off the peel and pith of the citrus fruits. Cut them into thin slices and remove any seeds. Set aside in a large bowl.
  • Cut off the stalks and fronds of the fennel bulb. Reserve some fronds for garnish. Cut the bulb in half and remove the core. Slice the bulb thinly using a mandoline or a knife. Set aside in another bowl.
  • Peel and slice the red onion thinly. Add it to the bowl with the fennel.
  • Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. Peel and slice them thinly. Sprinkle some lemon juice over them to prevent browning.
  • To make the dressing, whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, shallot, salt, and pepper in a small jar or bowl.
  • To assemble the salad, arrange half of the citrus slices on a large platter. Sprinkle some salt and pepper over them. Add half of the fennel and onion mixture on top. Drizzle some dressing over them. Repeat with the remaining citrus, fennel, onion, and dressing.
  • Add the avocado slices on top of the salad. Season with more salt and pepper if needed. Sprinkle the mint leaves, fennel fronds, and pine nuts or almonds over the salad.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat. Enjoy your refreshing citrus salad with fennel and avocado!

Citrus Salad with Fennel and Avocado: A Refreshing and Healthy Recipe

If you love fennel and creamy avocado, you’ll love this refreshing winter salad. It’s made with crisp fennel, sliced avocado, and citrus segments that work so well together. To make this salad, you will need to use a sharp knife to cut off the peel and pith of the citrus fruits.

You can use navel or blood oranges, grapefruit, or pomelo for this recipe. Cut the citrus into thin slices and arrange half of them on a large platter. Sprinkle some shaved fennel and red onion over the citrus layer. Add the avocado slices and season with salt and pepper. Layer the remaining citrus, fennel, and onion on top. To make the dressing, whisk together vinegar, olive oil, shallot, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.

Drizzle some of the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat. Garnish with some fennel fronds and mint leaves for extra flavor and freshness.

You can also add some toasted pine nuts or almonds for some crunch. This salad is light and refreshing, perfect for citrus season. Enjoy it as a side dish or a main course with some bread or protein. You can also customize this salad by adding some spring greens, arugula, spinach, or kale for more greens. Or you can roast some butternut squash or sweet potato and add them to the salad for more warmth and texture.

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This salad is also vitamin C-packed, which is great for boosting your immune system in the winter. I hope you enjoy this lovely salad as much as I do. It’s delicious and easy to make. If you make this salad, please share a photo and tag me on Instagram or Facebook. I would love to see your creations! And if you like this recipe, please leave a comment below and rate it. It helps me create new recipes for you. Thank you for your support!

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Beet and Burrata Salad with Fried Bread

These small but sophisticated blender cakes are not only eye-catching, but full of bright flavor. The rosemary syrup glaze is a must to complete the flavor profile.
prep time
15 min
cooking time
55 min
total time
45 min


  • Measuring cups

  • Wooden spoons

  • Peeler

  • Whisk


  • 1 loaf ciabatta bread

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons everything bagel spice (optional)

  • 5-6 large eggs

  • 1/4 cup milk or heavy cream

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

  • 1 cup baby spinach, roughly chopped

  • 1/2 cup shredded Havarti or gouda cheese

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • red pepper flakes




Kid-Friendly Adaptation: Cook the chicken in broth instead of buffalo sauce. Shred and drain off excess liquid. Put some of the chicken aside for the kiddos (plain, no sauce) and toss the remaining chicken with the buffalo sauce before you broil it.
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