Roasted Fennel and Beet Salad

roasted-fennel-beet Photo: Romulo Yanes; Stylist: Megan Hedgpeth


  • 2 whole fennel bulbs (about 1 3/4 lb. total). tops removed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 medium oranges
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (not nonfat)
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 tsp. tahini
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup sliced radicchio
  • 1 8.8-oz. package precooked beets (about 4 small), cut into wedges
  • 1/4 cup walnut halves, toasted


1. Place a rack in center of oven and preheat to 450°F. Line a large baking sheet with foil. Slice fennel bulbs in half lengthwise, through root end. Thinly slice 1 half crosswise and transfer to a large bowl. Quarter remaining 3 halves lengthwise, making 12 wedges. On baking sheet, toss wedges with oil and 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer and roast, turning once, until golden brown on both sides and tender, 25 to 30 minutes. 2 Slice tops and bottoms from oranges and remove peel and pith with a small paring knife, cutting from top to bottom all around orange. Working over bowl with fennel slices, cut segments from oranges, slicing between membranes and letting segments drop into bowl. Squeeze juice from membranes into bowl; discard membranes and seeds.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, tahini, 1 tsp. lemon juice, cumin, garlic and 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper.

3. Add radicchio, roasted fennel and remaining 2 tsp. lemon juice to bowl with fennel slices and orange segments; toss gently. Spoon half of yogurt mixture onto 4 plates. Divide salad evenly among plates and top with beets and walnuts. Serve remaining yogurt mixture on the side.

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  • Yield: 4

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 275
Fat per serving: 15g
Saturated fat per serving: 4g
Cholesterol per serving: 5mg
Fiber per serving: 10g
Protein per serving: 8g
Carbohydrates per serving: 34g
Sodium per serving: 310mg
Iron per serving: 3mg
Calcium per serving: 182mg

Good to Know

Instead of two oranges, use one plus a small pink grapefruit or blood orange for even more flavor and color variety.