The perfect winter salad - celery, fennel, cranberries and orange

Published Wednesday, Oct 15 2014, 19:40 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Just because summer has gone, it doesn't mean you need to ditch the salads, as proven with this lovely recipe.

Crisp celery, flavoursome fennel and juicy cranberries and orange are all used in this gorgeous winter salad. Ideal for a light lunch or as dinner with cold meat and potatoes, this is a dish you'll keep returning to over the chilly months.

Celery and fennel winter salad

© Fenland Celery


  • 6 sticks Fenland celery, thinly sliced at an angle, reserve green leaves
  • 1 large fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 Pink Lady apple, thinly sliced
  • 2 oranges, remove zest before cutting away the skin, thinly sliced
  • For the maple and orange dressing:
  • 150g cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice


1 First make the dressing by placing the cranberries in a small saucepan with the maple syrup, cook until softened a little but still holding their shape, cool.

2 Mix together the olive oil, vinegar, lemon and orange juice and the cooled cranberries.

3 Mix together the celery, fennel and red onion, pile onto a serving platter, add the Pink Lady apple slices and oranges.

4 Pour over the dressing, lightly toss together and serve sprinkled with some torn green leaves from the celery and the reserved orange zest.

Prep Time

20 minutes

Nutrition Information

Serves 4

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