Shaved Fennel Salad

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When I announced I was making a fennel Parmesan salad, my father remarked something to the effect, “That sounds like something for ‘ladies who lunch’.” It does, doesn’t it?

It may seem like an odd idea to put Parmesan alongside fennel, but it’s actually quite good. The cheese perfectly complements the slight licorice hint of the fennel.

Thyme and parsley provide the accents along with a simple olive oil and lemon dressing.

Shaved Fennel Salad Recipe

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  • Prep time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2-3

Ingredients

  • 1 fennel bulb, shaved paper thin with a mandoline or meat slicer
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon of chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 Tbsp chopped flat-leafed parsley
  • 2 Tbsp shaved Parmesan cheese

Method

Gently toss all of the ingredients together.

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Links:

Fennel Slaw with Mint Vinaigrette here on Simply Recipes

Shaved Fennel Salad on 101 Cookbooks

Fennel Salad with Walnuts and Avocado from Love & Lemons

Shaved Fennel Salad

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  • Sheila

    Wonder if I could just toss in. Grated parm

  • A reader

    You can also add thinly sliced celery to this recipe. Maybe one rib per fennel bulb.

  • Maggie

    My first time eating fennel…I love it! A nice alternative to cole slaw. I served it as a side dish with grilled sausage.

  • Andrea Childers

    Very good!! Enjoying this as I surf for fennel recipes.

  • Clara

    Delicious. Tom Colicchio at Wichcraft adds tuna and olives to this to make a delicious mayo-free tuna salad. Really, really good!

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