Arugula Salad w/ Fennel and Oranges

Here’s my 2nd recipe that has 5 ingredients or less.  It’s an arugula salad with fresh oranges and sliced fennel.  I served this salad for my hubby’s birthday along with Fileno al Mirtillo and gnocchi with white wine sauce.  I love arugula — I love the peppery flavor, I love how it looks, I love everything about it (sorry, I’m obsessed).  Can you tell it’s my favorite type of salad green?  Because of its strong flavor, you don’t need to add a lot of accompaniments to it.  I like to add orange slices and fennel especially because I love the anise flavor that the fennel adds and the citrus freshness that the oranges add.  For the dressing, I keep it simple and use a very good extra virgin olive oil with some fresh lemon juice.  Add a touch of sea salt and some fresh cracked pepper and this salad is perfection.  It’s simple and yes, only has 5 ingredients, so enjoy!


  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1 navel orange, peeled and slices halved
  • 1/2 bulb fennel, sliced thinly
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to season


  1. Mix arugula, oranges, and fennel in a bowl.
  2. Drizzle olive oil and lemon juice over salad and mix thoroughly.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Filed under Side Dishes, Soup & Salad

15 responses to “Arugula Salad w/ Fennel and Oranges

  1. Simple but so refreshing with oranges! Thanks for the idea.

  2. That dressing sounds like the perfect companion to this salad!

  3. I am usually so hesitant to put fennel in my recipes, as the flavor tends to be a little too pungent for my combinations. This, however, seems like a really great idea!

  4. Liss

    I’ll have to try making this! It looks delicious!

  5. amybakeseverything

    What a beautiful and simple salad! Love the fennel and orange combo, classic!

  6. whathappensafter5

    I love fennel and orange together – I make a salad so similar to this but without the arugula (or maybe a small handful if I decide it’s necessary). It’s so fresh and absolutely one of the most delicious salads ever!

  7. This is a perfect salad for any time of year. You just can’t go wrong with that combination of flavors. I’m new here , but having done some browsing I can tell you that I love the food and recipes you feature here. I’ll be back. I hope you have a fabulous day. Blessings…Mary

  8. I love oranges in salads! This one looks awesome…the small number of ingredients is fantastic. I think I easily have this in the house 🙂

  9. Such a simple salad! I love that it only has 5 ingredients. Oranges in salads are so yummy! I will have to try this! 🙂

  10. This looks wonderful and easy!

  11. I love how easy and delicious this sounds.

  12. Love the flavors in the salad! I could eat a salad like this every day. Thank you for sharing a great recipe:)

  13. Hello…I joined the recipe challenge at Rosy + Tart and wanted to stop by and say Hello:)
    This salad looks amazing…..your blog is really great!!!

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