Jessica makes a fresh and fruity citrus shrimp salad with fennel

California Cooking

Jessica loves it when citrus is in season and she thought she’d make a light and fresh salad using orange, grapefruit and fennel.

The final dish is refreshing, crunchy and oh, so pretty!

This segment aired on California Cooking with Jessica Holmes Episode 93.

Citrus Shrimp Salad with Fennel


  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 orange
  • 1/8 red onion, sliced thin
  • Ripe avocado
  • Frozen or fresh wild gulf shrimp
  • Chopped clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of red wine vinegar
  • Fresh orange juice from 1/2 an orange
  • Olive oil
  • Pink salt
  • Pink peppercorns
  • Fresh dill, chopped
  • Pistachios


  1. Core the fennel. Use a mandolin to cut super thin slices.
  2. Remove the peel of the grapefruit and orange. Using a knife, get rid of the pith and cut into super thin slices.
  3. Add thinly sliced red onion.
  4. Add diced avocado to bowl.
  5. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper and cook in a pan with olive oil (if frozen, thaw under running water for 30 seconds and then dry with a paper towel).
  6. Add the chopped garlic to the pan right before the shrimp is almost cooked.
  7. Whisk together the mustard, vinegar, orange juice and olive oil for the dressing.
  8. Using a rolling pin, smash the pink peppercorns, then add them to the dressing.
  9. Mix the salad with the dressing.
  10. Top the salad with shrimp, pistachios and fresh dill
  11. Enjoy!

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