Fennel and Apple Salad

Fennel and Apple Salad from freshandfoodie.com @freshandfoodie

Just when I thought I’d exhausted every side salad recipe known to man, I randomly came up with this one. Crunchy and licoricey fennel  tossed with a crispy and tart apple, then coated in a lemony vinaigrette with salty parmesan cheese. A bright, summery and light salad that can be enjoyed even when the weather is none of the above.

Fennel and Apple Salad

What you need:

  • 2 fennel bulbs, fronds reserved, quartered, cored and cut into matchsticks
  • 1 granny smith apple, cored and sliced into matchsticks
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/8 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
How you do it:
  1. In a large bowl, toss the fennel and apple together with lemon juice and olive oil. Add salt, pepper and parmesan and combine until well coated. For garnish, add a tablespoon or so of chopped fennel fronds.
  2. For the best flavor and texture, let the salad sit in the refrigerator for an hour before serving.
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6 thoughts on “Fennel and Apple Salad

  1. This sounds so good. We grew fennel for the first time this year. And I have exactly one bulb left in the crisper. I’ll be introducing my lonely fennel to a little tart apple tonight. Thanks!

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  3. You know, I have yet to find an appreciation for raw fennel. I’ve tried and tried…but can’t seem to find the sweet spot for it. I do enjoy it cooked down though until sweet. But, I can see how the sweetness from the apples may balance out the anise-flavor from the fennel. I’ll keep trying. :-p Looks gorgeous, too. Simple sophistication.

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