There are few things that go together as well as fennel and citrus. The licorice-y bite of that fantastically fronded bulb meets its perfect match in the sweetness of an orange. This recipe plays off the fennel/orange affair and brings in some supporting characters in the form of grapefruit, mint, zucchini, and a syrupy balsamic reduction. The brightness of these flavors makes it a perfect start to any meal.
Note: All of the citrus, vegetables, and herbs can be prepped up to one day in advance. Fresh mozzarella or feta will work wonderfully if you can’t find burrata.