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Citrus and Fennel Slaw with Goat Cheese and Orange

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.

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

Citrus and Fennel Slaw with Goat Cheese and Orange

5 stars average
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 mins
TOTAL: 10 mins
Servings: 4

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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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families.

47 Comments

  1. 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. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. 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. :-)

  6. 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!

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