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Shaved Fennel Salad

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

Shaved Fennel Salad
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

Prep Time 8 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Servings 2 servings


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


  1. Combine ingredients:

    In a medium bowl add shaved fennel, olive oil, lemon juice, thyme leaves, parsley, and Parmesan cheese. Gently toss all of the ingredients together.

Elise Bauer


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Shaved Fennel Salad
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