Shaved Fennel Salad

Simple and easy shaved fennel salad with olive oil, lemon juice, thyme, parsley, and Parmesan.

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


  • 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


Gently toss all of the ingredients together.

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  1. frederick devine

    This recipe works best if small whole skinless almonds and waterkress are added.

  2. Shannon

    I make almost the same salad, but I add chive blossoms when in season. I break a few up into the salad and then garnish with two or three more.

    The light purple colour is fantastic.

  3. Alex

    Try some sweet citrus in there for a real treat, swap olive for walnut oil… wow

  4. Katie

    Try adding a few dots of pesto on the finished plate for an extra jolt of flavor. Really good!

  5. Arlene

    Excellent recipe as is. We loved it.

  6. Angie

    I was trying to remember this recipe yesterday at the grocery store, I forgot the key ingredient, parm, back to the store!

  7. Eddie

    Very nice . A regular salad in my house.

  8. Clara

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

  9. Andrea Childers

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

  10. 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.

  11. A reader

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

  12. Madeline

    This is one of my favorite salads. I like to add shaved radishes, just because I love them. I make this salad often, it’s so great.

  13. Sheila

    Wonder if I could just toss in. Grated parm