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Located in the Bay Area, CA, we're a family-owned garden center offering unusual and hard-to-find plants & gifts. Established 1946.

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Seasonal Salads: Shaved Fennel & Orange

Blaire Benson

We love cooking up seasonal dishes with fresh ingredients we harvest from our garden. Fennel lends a mild licorice flavor and a crunchy texture to meals and in the garden, attracts one of our favorite pollinators, the bees! Plant in full sun behind shorter growing herbs for a stunning backdrop. We’ve already discussed all the reasons we love zesty citrus, both on our plates and in the garden, so this Shaved Fennel & Orange Salad is just the dish we’ve been searching for! 

Shaved Fennel & Orange Salad from Lulu Yang of Lulu's Kitchen

Serves 4


  • 2 medium size fennel bulbs, thinly sliced or shaved
  • 2 oranges, thinly sliced
  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon top quality olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Put all of the above ingredients together in a bowl and mix.
  2. Taste and re-season accordingly.

This recipe is from the website of CUESA, The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture.