Grape & Fennel Salad

Grape & Fennel Salad

4 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2012

Crunchy fennel and celery are combined with grapes in this delicious salad recipe.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar or white-wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds, lightly crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
  • 5 cups red and green seedless grapes (about 1¾ pounds), halved
  • 1 large fennel bulb, halved, cored and thinly sliced
  • 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 3 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted (see Tip)


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  1. Whisk oil, vinegar, fennel seeds, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add grapes, fennel, celery and scallions; toss to coat. Serve topped with almonds.
  • Tip: To toast whole nuts, spread on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F, stirring once, until fragrant, 7 to 9 minutes. To toast chopped, small or sliced nuts, cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1 cup
  • Per serving: 127 calories; 5 g fat(1 g sat); 3 g fiber; 21 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 21 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 16 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 487 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 44 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 103 mg sodium; 385 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit, ½ vegetable, 1 fat

Reviews 4

November 21, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
One of my favorite salads! This salad has become one of my favorite go-to sidedish recipes. Prior to seeing it in the Eating Well magazine, I'd never tasted raw fennel. Such a yummy surprise!!! Since then, I've served it at family potlucks and guest buffets...always receiving compliments. I have shared this recipe with many friends. Pros: Unique flavors, light, healthy
August 27, 2013
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By: abigailsdavid
Grape and Fennel Salad This is a very nice and different side dish. To me, the fennel gave the dish a taste of black licorice and I am not found of black licorice. However, my family loved the dish and it is a nice compliment to pork. Pros: Great pork side dish Cons: Cutting grapes
January 25, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Let dressing soak in for labor Excellent and unique salad. The different flavors need a little time to mix. We tasted it and weren't sure but after an hour it was great.
December 22, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Tasty and beautiful. This was simple, but unique, and makes a great dish for potlucks. I used more celery and fennel to grape ratio. I think you can play a little.
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