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Fennel Salad with Peaches and Avocado

Fennel Salad Recipe

This Fennel Salad recipe with peaches and avocado only requires a mandolin to make this light, yet filling summer salad. (Recipe Credit: Adrianna Adarme of Fresh Tastes)



  • 2 bulbs fennel, halved and center removed
  • Juice from 1 orange
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons shelled pistachios, finely chopped
  • 1/2 peach or nectarine
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced


  1. Definitely start this salad with removing the center bit of the fennel. I find it super biter and not so pleasant. Using a mandolin or a sharp knife, slice the halved fennel bulbs very thinly. Transfer to a medium bowl (or in my case, a baking dish that I used to serve).
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, lemon juice, olive oil, a few pinches of salt and pepper. Pour it over the fennel and toss. Give it a taste and add a bit more salt to your liking (I added about a teaspoon more).
  3. Toss in the pistachios and peach or nectarine. Top with the avocado. Garnish the avocado with salt and a fennel frond if you’re feeling fancy.
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