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'." (Is that still a thing?) Well, for all of those who "lunch", this shaved fennel salad hits just the right note - cool, crispy, and savory.

It may seem like an odd choice to pair Parmesan alongside fennel, but the combination works well. The fennel keeps its crisp structure, even when thinly sliced, and its licorice hinted flavor beautifully complements the warm, salty, cheesy savoriness of Parmesan.

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

This is a quick and easy, simple-to-make salad that would be perfect for a lunch, or as a side salad for dinner.

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 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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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
161 Calories
15g Fat
5g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 161
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 137mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 11mg 54%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 210mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.