This easy one-bowl salad recipe is inspired to the traditional Italian fennel salad with orange and olives, that originates from Sicily.
The perfect combination of crisp licorice-tasting fennel and tangy juicy orange makes this a perfect side dish.
But to spice things up and transform this light salad meal into a fully balanced one-bowl recipe, we have added delicious and nutritious ingredients! In fact, quinoa and bulgur wheat provide carbs, proteins and fibers while walnuts and avocado provide healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals.
This recipe is made with seasonal winter fruits and vegetables allowing you to shop at a cheaper price for your local farmer market and to get fresher and better tasting ingredients with a higher nutritional value.
In fact, seasonal food better supports your body nutritional needs: for example, both fennel and oranges are rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant essential in the prevention of winter ailments like cold and flu.
In addition, this fennel citrus vegan salad is prepared with raw ingredients rich in fiber, promoting regularity and increasing satiety for a healthy digestive tract and as an aid to weight loss.
In fact, this healthy orange salad recipe contains 9 grams per serving providing over 35% of your daily recommended fiber intake.
This fennel salad also contains a good source of plant-based proteins thanks to quinoa, a gluten-free pseudo-cereal high in protein, and bulgur wheat, a low glycemic index unrefined wholewheat grain.
So if you are looking for an easy and healthy lunch box to prepare the night before, this fennel salad is the perfect idea for your next meal, loaded with flavors and goodness!
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