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Grapefruit Salad With Fennel & Honey Lime Dressing

  • Author: janearielkatz
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


a bright and vibrant salad made with shaved fennel, celery, grapefruit and pecorino, plus a homemade sweet and sour dressing.



For the salad:

1 head of fennel, shaved 

2 medium-size grapefruits, cleaned and sliced 

3 stalks of celery, sliced thin on an angle

3-4 radishes

1/4 lb. pecorino romano cheese

For the dressing:

1/4 cup of lime juice

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1/8 cup honey, I like wildflower honey

1/2 tsp kosher salt 

1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper


  1. Remove the fennel fronds and stalks.
  2. Slice fennel bulb in half and remove the tough inner core. Slice the fennel thinly using a sharp knife or mandoline.
  3. Lay the fennel down on a large platter. It will be the base of the salad, or the "bed" that all the remaining ingredients are on top of.
  4. Remove the grapefruit skin and slice into thick slices. 
  5. Top fennel with grapefruit, celery, radishes and pecorino.
  6. Whisk together dressing ingredients and taste. Adjust seasoning if necessary.
  7. Pour dressing over salad and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
  8. Serve!
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Salads
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: grapefruit, fennel, grapefruit salad, fennel salad, celery, honey lime dressing, fruit salad, grapefruit fennel salad