Shaved fennel, courgette & orange salad

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

  • Prep:15 mins
    No cook
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 170
  • fat 12g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 10g
  • sugars 5g
  • fibre 6g
  • protein 3g
  • salt 0.2g


  • 1 orange
  • 2 small fennel bulbs
  • 2 small courgettes (yellow or green)
  • 2 tsp sherry vinegar
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • juice ½ lemon
  • 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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