May 08, 2013

Marinated Fennel and Pear Salad

I finally had a chance to try lemon and olive oil marinated fennel, highly recommended by a friend who also happens to be one of my favourite bloggers. I love fennel as it is, but the simple marinade of lemon and olive oil truly take it to a whole new level. I whipped up a quick lunch by adding baby spinach leaves (but you could use rocket, if you have it), thinly sliced pear and macadamia nuts to fennel I had marinated for a couple of hours in the fridge.

Marinated Fennel and Pear Salad
(serves 2)

1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced
1 lemon, juiced
2-3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 pear, thinly sliced
baby spinach or rocket leaves
macadamia nuts, roughly chopped

1. Add fennel, lemon juice and olive oil in a bowl. Toss to combine and refrigerate for a couple of hours.

2. To serve, simply toss the marinated fennel with the rest of the ingredients.


  1. I have fennel in the fridge and have been trying to find something new to do with it. Will give this marinating a go, looks delicious. Thanks.

  2. Fennel is the best and this salad looks so fresh and delicious :)


  3. I remember that it was one of your blog recipes that got me to try cooking with fennel for the first time! Thanks for sharing another.

  4. Aah.. näitä sun kuviasi! :D Tosi ihanan näköinen ja varmasti toimii hyvin päärynän kanssa myös.

  5. I made this tonight and it was absolutely wonderful!

    1. Wonderful! Glad to hear you liked it Cathy!

  6. Oh my, this looks incredible. Have bookmarked :)
    Janie x

  7. I had this for lunch today...perfectly delicious! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! :)


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