Fennel Avocado Salad Recipe

Meghan Yager | Cake 'n Knife

Avocado, Fennel and Orange Salad goes with any holiday meal. Refreshing with amazing seasonal ingredients!

Fennel Avocado Salad Photo

I so rarely am one to be in love with the whole salad thing. I usually opt out of getting a salad, even when it’s free with a meal, because I am not a big fan of lettuce. Or kale. I think spinach is generally the only leafy green I’ll actively seek out. I’m sure this isn’t too much of a shocker considering how few salads I’ve created in the past (read: TWO salads total).

However, salads don’t have to have all those leafy greens, now do they? I prefer to get my green in through different means… Avocado!

Big surprise right? The avocado fanatic wants to find more ways to incorporate avocado into her diet… Crazy!

Fennel Avocado Salad Picture

I have been trying to find just the right salad to kick off my upcoming holidays meals. I wanted something that wouldn’t be too crazy filling, but would also be creamy, tangy, a little fruity and downright addictive. Something to shake things up before diving into the classic staples we all see throughout November and December.

Fennel Avocado Salad Image

The pairing of orange, fennel and dried cranberries with the avocado is a match made in heaven. The creaminess of the avocado with the orange, fennel and dried cranberries dressed with a quick balsamic vinaigrette balances in such a glorious way.  It has all the flavors you could want in a salad, except a little bit more depth with the fattiness of the avocado.

Fennel Avocado Salad Pic

It doesn’t matter what you are serving up after the salad, this refreshing seasonal salad goes with practically anything you can think up.

Or just make it for lunch and dig in! 

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Fennel Avocado Salad Recipe

  2 Servings


  • 2 Avocados, Pitted and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Shaved Fennel
  • 1 Orange, Cut into supremes
  • 1/2 cup Dried Cranberries


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  2. Toss fennel, oranges and dried cranberries in the vinaigrette. Arrange over the sliced avocado or avocado cut into cubes. Serve chilled.


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Author: Meghan Yager
Recipe Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 336
Calories 577

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g
  Saturated Fat 5g
Sodium 323mg
Total Carbohydrate 50g
  Dietary Fiber 17g
  Sugars 28g
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Meghan Yager

About Meghan

Meghan is a girl that's passionate about food - straightforward food that anyone can love. It's what you'll find on her blog, Cake n' Knife. There's not much food more straightforwardly delicious than an avocado, that's why Meghan is our avocado fanatic.

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