Citrus and Fennel Slaw with Goat Cheese and Orange

Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes

Bursting with flavor, this citrus and fennel slaw is topped with sweet roasted beets and creamy goat cheese. Perfect for spring entertaining but simple enough for a quick lunch.

Citrus and Fennel Slaw with Goat Cheese and Orange

Brightly colored fruits and veggies get all of the attention but don’t be fooled, white vegetables are packed in nutrients as well! An excellent source of Vitamin C, fiber and folate, I try to incorporate fennel into our diet on a regular basis. If you’ve never eaten raw fennel, it is crunchy like celery with a delicious, subtle licorice flavor.

Roasted Beets

After making a big batch of my favorite Roasted Beets with Orange and Rosemary recently, I decided to create a simple fennel and orange slaw to serve alongside. The crisp fennel and juicy orange segments are a match made in heaven for roasted beets.
Between Easter and Passover, my family will be hosting quite a few events in the coming weeks! Fennel slaws are ideal for entertaining because they don’t wilt the minute you dress them like a lettuce-based salad.

Roasted Beets with Fennel Slaw - The Lemon Bowl

In fact, I intentionally toss the slaw in the vinaigrette 10-20 minutes before I plan to serve it so that the dressing can begin to penetrate the fennel. To save even more time on the day of a party, roasted beets can be prepared up to 3 days in advance.

Your fork is waiting.

Fennel and Orange Slaw with Roasted Beets and Goat Cheese - The Lemon Bowl

Citrus and Fennel Slaw with Goat Cheese and Orange

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Bursting with flavor, this citrus and fennel slaw is topped with sweet roasted beets and creamy goat cheese. Perfect for spring entertaining but simple enough for a quick lunch.
PREP: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 10 minutes
Servings4

Ingredients
 

  • 2 fennel bulbs (thinly sliced)
  • 1 seedless orange (cut into segments)
  • ¼ cup minced parsley
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 in roasted beets (cut bite-sized pieces)
  • 4 ounces goat cheese – crumbled

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, toss together fennel, orange segments, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • Lay fennel slaw on a large platter and top with beets and crumbled goat cheese before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 351mgPotassium: 484mgFiber: 3gSugar: 0gVitamin A: 155IUVitamin C: 16.9mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 0.8mg

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47 responses to “Citrus and Fennel Slaw with Goat Cheese and Orange”

  1. Kirsten Avatar
    Kirsten

    Liz,
    Thanks for this recipe! I’ve added it to the Farm Fresh Feasts Visual Recipe Index by Ingredient, a resource for folks who love to eat from the farm share.
    I appreciate it!

  2. Andrea M Avatar
    Andrea M

    I love summer parties and bonfires! Salsa and guac should always attend.

  3. Nik@ABrownTable Avatar
    Nik@ABrownTable

    I’ve never tried fennel with goat cheese that sounds like a fantastic combination, something I need to do soon :)

  4. itzia Avatar
    itzia

    i like sangria and fruit salad.

  5. Joanne Avatar
    Joanne

    I keep trying to work around the licorice flavor and really learn to love fennel, but no such luck yet. I’m a work in progress. Otherwise this salad sounds so good! The goat cheese is the perfect touch.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I swear it’s like cilantro – people love it or hate it!

  6. Katheryn Avatar
    Katheryn

    I am a big fan of cookout parties, hamburgers and steaks and chicken and pork chops all on the grill, so good! Now to wait for the weather to warm up so we can grill out again!

  7. eat good 4 life Avatar
    eat good 4 life

    This is right up my alley. I love the in season produce. I don’t get to use beets much but I think I should start using them more often. Great looking salad :-)

  8. Sally T. Avatar
    Sally T.

    Fresh fruit and Wine. :-)

  9. Sally T. Avatar
    Sally T.

    My treat would be Goat cheese with fresh fruit.
    Everything that I can eat~the salad sounds D-Lish.

  10. Stacie Fontinell Avatar
    Stacie Fontinell

    margaritas!

  11. Carol at Wild Goose Tea Avatar
    Carol at Wild Goose Tea

    I live in an area with a goat dairy that makes prize winning goat cheese. Needless to say goat cheese ranks high on my list. Beets are such a deep throbbing gorgeous color next to the spritely spring green—–purely visually beautiful

  12. Gina Guthrie Avatar
    Gina Guthrie

    I like to serve thai chicken salad in lettuce cups. And I always make lots of sangria.

  13. Jean Tav Avatar
    Jean Tav

    I love appetizers and finger foods paired with a nice glass of wine.

  14. Helen @ Scrummy Lane Avatar
    Helen @ Scrummy Lane

    Hello! Fennel does go well with oranges, doesn’t it? I made a salad recently including those two and they’re a match made in heaven! Love the tip to add the vinaigrette earlier to let the flavours infuse well. :-)

  15. Jerissa Avatar
    Jerissa

    I can’t say no to a deviled egg or a glass of sangria.

  16. Janet T Avatar
    Janet T

    My favorite party food is deviled eggs.

  17. Mason Canyon Avatar
    Mason Canyon

    Cheese bites, fruit and a good glass of wine are perfect party food.

  18. Katie Avatar
    Katie

    I like a cheese/fruit/cracker tray.

  19. Bill Avatar
    Bill

    Liz, this slaw recipe is so imaginative and I’m sure so delicious! So glad Katie brought us all together and I’m so glad to discover your blog! Have a great weekend!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I’m so glad too!! Thanks Bill!

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Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.