Roasted fennel with orange dressing


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time35 mins
  • Makes4 servings
Roasted fennel with orange dressing

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Chatelaine Triple Tested

Save your fennel fronds for this tasty dish.


  • 1 large fennel

  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided

  • 1/4 tsp salt, divided

  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar

  • 2 tsp honey

  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard

  • 1 large orange


  • Position rack in centre of oven, then preheat to 450F. Cut fennel bulb in half lengthwise, then cut each half into 8 wedges (about 1/2 in. thick), leaving cores intact and cutting any thicker stems in half. Reserve fronds for garnish.

  • Arrange fennel wedges on a large rimmed baking sheet. Rub wedges with 1 tbsp oil and sprinkle with 1/8 tsp salt. Roast until golden-brown, about 20

  • Whisk remaining 1 tbsp oil with vinegar, honey, Dijon and remaining 1/8 tsp salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

  • Zest orange. Slice peel from top and bottom of zested orange. Cut off and discard remaining peel, including white pith, so flesh is showing. Cut out segments into small bowl. Squeeze any juice from leftover orange pulp into dressing, then stir in zest.

  • Arrange fennel and orange segments on a platter. Drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with reserved fronds. Season with pepper.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 114, Protein 2g, Carbohydrates 17g, Fat 5g, Fibre 5g, Sodium 188mg.

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