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
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
In a medium bowl add shaved fennel, olive oil, lemon juice, thyme leaves, parsley, and Parmesan cheese. Gently toss all of the ingredients together.
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Shaved Fennel Salad on 101 Cookbooks
Fennel Salad with Walnuts and Avocado from Love & Lemons
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 15g||20%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||14%|
|Total Carbohydrate 5g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||5%|
|Total Sugars 2g|
|Vitamin C 11mg||54%|
|*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.|