Fennel Salad With Pomegranate And Grapefruit

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This festive and colorful fennel salad will brighten up any dull winter day. The combination of crisp and refreshing fennel, the sweetness of pomegranate, the tangy citrus notes of grapefruit with the crunchiness of walnuts give this salad a perfect balance of flavors and textures. Also a great addition to your holiday table!

A festive and colourful salad that will brighten up any winter day. A delicious mix of crunchy pomegranate seeds and walnuts with grapefruit and fennel.

It’s holiday time!

I have been trying to create a delicious yet simple salad to add to my table during this merry time of the year.

I was looking for something light and festive that could be a great addition to any meal.

But I wanted a quick and easy salad to make, as there are already so many complicated things to cook over Christmas!

Over the weekend, I went to the market and spotted some beautiful fennels and grapefruits. And an idea came to mind!

A delicious fennel salad with pink grapefruits, walnuts, pomegranate, and salad cress.

I find the combination of all these ingredients absolutely delicious. And they are so colorful: they make any dull winter day a bit more bearable.

This salad is excellent on its own for a light lunch, or it’s the perfect side dish for any main course

The crunchiness of the pomegranate seeds and walnuts, mixed with tart grapefruit and aromatic and refreshing fennel: absolutely exquisite!

It’s also super quick to prepare. It literally takes minutes to throw together.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Fennel
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Grapefruit 
  • Walnuts
  • Salad cress 
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • A pinch of salt
A festive and colourful salad that will brighten up any winter day. A delicious mix of crunchy pomegranate seeds and walnuts with grapefruit and fennel.

How to make

  1. Prepare the ingredient: Start by slicing the fennels in half lengthways. Then remove the thick core and cut them into very thin slices. Although I am not a big fan of having too many tools in the kitchen, I can’t recommend this mandolin enough. It’s cheap, sharp as a razor (be careful!), minimalistic, and makes this job so much easier! Peel and slice the grapefruit horizontally into rings and chop the walnuts into small pieces.
  2. Prepare the dressing: Whisk together the extra virgin olive oil, the lemon juice, and a pinch of salt and drizzle over the salad.
  3. Combine ingredients: In a bowl, combine all the ingredients. Add the dressing and toss. Scatter with salad cress and chopped walnuts, and serve immediately.
A festive and colourful salad that will brighten up any winter day. A delicious mix of crunchy pomegranate seeds and walnuts with grapefruit and fennel.

This salad isn’t just beautiful to see…

It’s also packed with vitamin C, fiber, and healthy fats.

It’s also a great detox salad to eat on its own if you feel like you have indulged a bit too much over the holidays!

I will definitely need quite a lot of healthy meals after all these parties!

I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.

A festive and colourful salad that will brighten up any winter day. A delicious mix of crunchy pomegranate seeds and walnuts with grapefruit and fennel.

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A festive and colourful salad that will brighten up any winter day. A delicious mix of crunchy pomegranate seeds and walnuts with grapefruit and fennel.
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Fennel Salad With Pomegranate And Grapefruit

A festive and colourful salad that will brighten up any dull winter day. A delicious mix of crunchy pomegranate seeds and walnuts with grapefruit and fennel slices.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Sara Trezzi

Ingredients

  • 2 fennel bulbs -  thinly sliced
  • 1 pomegranate - seeds only
  • 1 grapefruit - peeled and sliced horizontally into rings
  • 1/4 cup walnuts pieces
  • Salad cress - optional
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • A pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Slice the fennels in half lengthways, then cut out the core at the base of the fennels and cut them into very thin slices (I recommend using a mandolin).
  • Peel and slice the grapefruit horizontally into rings.
  • Chop the walnuts into small pieces.
  • In a bowl, combine the fennel, grapefruit slices, and pomegranate seeds.
  • Whisk together the extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt and drizzle over the salad.
  • Scatter with salad cress and chopped walnuts, and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Sugar: 19g

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8 Comments

  1. Is salad cress the same As watercress?

    1. Hi Laura, it’s similar in taste but salad cress has smaller leaves. Salad cress is also called garden cress and it has tiny leaves. If you can’t find garden cress, you can use watercress!

  2. familystylefoodkaren says:

    So pretty! I love winter salads and grapefruit.

  3. This is definitely something I wouldn’t mind having for lunch or a light snack when I just want something light. Looks absolutely beautiful AND tasty! The grapefruit and pomegranate both fit well with the Christmas theme πŸ™‚

    I know I keep saying the same thing again, but I can’t help but to tell you how gorgeous those pictures are!

  4. This looks so tasty! I don’t think I’ve ever had raw fennel before but I like it roasted, and I love pomegranates.