Serves 4
Fennel is a vegetable not often used – do try it. The anise flavour of raw fennel works very well with citrus.
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You will need

2 small bulbs fennel, trimmed
1 ruby grapefruit
Ina Paarman’s Lemon & Black Pepper Seasoning
6 caper berries (optional)
¼ cup (60 ml) Ina Paarman’s Creamy Herb Dressing

Ina’s Tip

Cooked fennel becomes soft and sweet. Excellent with fish dishes.


Slice the fennel as thinly as possible, using a mandoline if you have one. Break the slices loose and place them in a salad bowl.
Set a strainer over a mixing bowl. Segment the skinned grapefruit over the strainer, collecting any juice in the bowl – drink the juice!
Add the grapefruit segments to the salad bowl with the fennel.
Season salad lightly with Lemon & Black Pepper Seasoning and dot with caper berries if using.
Dress just before serving with Creamy Herb Dressing.