Pear and Fennel Spring Salad

This salad is a celebration of freshness, combining crisp fennel, juicy pear, peppery rocket, and savory pecorino cheese, all brought together with a sweet and tangy maple-infused dressing.
By elenzia / May 29th 2024 / Recipes

Introducing our vibrant and nutritious Pear and Fennel Salad, a delightful ensemble of fresh, seasonal ingredients carefully crafted to tantalise your taste buds and nourish your body. Bursting with a symphony of flavours and textures, each bite offers a harmonious balance of nutrients, from immune-boosting vitamin C to heart-healthy fats and digestion-friendly fibre. Embrace the essence of spring with this invigorating salad, perfect as a light meal on its own or as a refreshing accompaniment to your favourite dishes.

Nutrient-Rich Ingredients

🍋 Lemon Juice: High in vitamin C for immune support and low in calories.

🍶 Sherry Vinegar: Contains antioxidants for combating oxidative stress and acetic acid for digestion and blood sugar control.

🧄 Fennel Bulb: Good source of fibre for digestion and vitamin C for immune health.

🫒 Olive Oil: Rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and vitamin E for cellular protection.

🌱 Caraway Seeds: Provide fibre for digestion and essential minerals like iron and calcium.

🥬 Dill: Rich in vitamins A and C, calcium, and manganese, supporting immune function and skin health.

🌿 Rocket: High in vitamin K for bone health, vitamins A and C, folate, and antioxidants, while being low in calories.

🍐 Pears: Good source of fibre, vitamins C and K, antioxidants, and potassium for digestion, immune support, and heart health.

🍯 Maple Syrup: Provides fibre for digestion and essential minerals like iron and calcium.

Full Recipe


• 3 tbsp lemon juice
• 1 tbsp sherry vinegar
• 1 large fennel bulb, cut into 2mm slices
• 2 tbsp olive oil
• 1½ tbsp caraway seeds, crushed and toasted
• 1 tbs maple syrup
• 10g picked dill
• 75g rocket
• 3 medium ripe conference pears, cored and cut into 0.5cm wedges
• 60g pecorino cheese, thinly shaved
• salt and black pepper to taste



1. Combine the lemon juice and vinegar in a spacious bowl. Incorporate the fennel and let it soften for approximately 45 minutes, occasionally stirring.


2. In a separate small bowl, mix the oil, caraway, maple syrup, a quarter teaspoon of salt, and black pepper. Strain in the lemon and vinegar mixture from the fennel bowl and blend thoroughly.


5. Into the fennel bowl, add the dill, rocket, pear, and pecorino. Pour the dressing over the ingredients, lightly toss, and serve.


We recommend a glass of elénzia IMMUNITY™ to compliment this salad with its refreshing blood orange flavour and clinically proven ingredients that protect, support and defend the body for extra immune support.

Snap a pic and tag us on Instagram if you decide to try this out!

Disclaimer: While our recipe is designed with health in mind, individual nutritional needs may vary. Please consult with a healthcare professional if you have specific dietary concerns or restrictions.
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