Shaved Fennel Salad

SaladLow CarbVegetarianFennel

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

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

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

  • 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

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Shaved Fennel Salad

Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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22 Comments / Reviews

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  1. Jane Chan

    Reminds me of Italy .
    We had a similar dish in Italy.
    Absolutely delicious.

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  2. Marsha

    Delicious ! I added some red pepper flakes. Will definitely make this again.

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  3. TC

    Can you substitute anything for the thyme? It’s my least favourite herb!

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  4. Dorothy

    I love it! I get requests for this salad for family gatherings! I put in spinach, arugula, celery, microgreens….whatever I feel! Delicious every time!

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  5. Anne

    Add a little shaved jalapeño pepper and this recipe soars

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