Quick and Easy Fennel Salad

Fennel Salad or Quick Slaw

This fennel salad is one of my favorite quick-and-easy recipes. It takes less than 5 minutes to prepare, and is the perfect refreshing side dish to any main course. Better yet? No need to chop vegetables or introduce any complex techniques – simply shred, toss, serve, and enjoy. Alternatively, buy pre-shredded vegetables like cabbage or broccoli slaw.

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Fennel Salad Variations

Not fond of fennel? Try using shredded cabbage, carrots, broccoli stalks or any hard vegetables to make a fantastic slaw. You can even buy pre-shredded vegetables or use a vegetable peeler to shred into thin layers. Rub the salt into the vegetables and omit the lemon. Then, replace the lemon by tossing the slaw with one of our 5-minute sauces. If you add a juicy vegetable like cucumbers, add them at the end when you toss in the dressing.

  • Asian Slaw – Use cabbage and carrots with our Ginger Soy Vinaigrette  – Always Hungry? page 267
  • Tangy Cole Slaw – Use cabbage and carrots with our Tangy Cole Slaw DressingAlways Hungry? page 265
  • Green Papaya Salad – Use shredded green papaya and carrots tossed with our Thai Peanut Sauce – Always Hungry? page 262

We’ve even done a 1-minute video to show you how to make Fennel Salad or slaw. Check out the recipe and video below. This elegant side dish is sure to please any discerning gourmet in under 5 minutes!

Looking for More Quick-and-Easy Recipe Ideas?

Check out our downloadable meal planning classes. Each class comes with an eBook including a Specialized One-Week Meal Plan and Prep Sheet, or Specialized Recipes, as well as Additional Resources prepared by Chef Dawn Ludwig and Chef Kenzie Osborne. Each class also has the option to add-on downloadable presentation slides for more recipes and extra resources.

Chef Dawn's Fennel Salad

Quick-and-Easy Fennel Salad

Chef Dawn Ludwig
Looking for an elegant side dish you can prepare in-a-flash? This fennel salad is the perfect quick-and-easy refreshing side dish to pair with your favorite main course meal.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 fennel bulb
  • tsp salt
  • 1 lemon, juiced

Instructions
 

  • Shred one bulb of fennel into thin layers using a mandolin or large grater. (TIP: If you don't have a large grater, use a peeler to "peel" the fennel into thin strips)
  • Add salt and the juice of one lemon.
  • Massage the salt into the fennel until it gets soft and wilted.
  • Serve alongside your favorite main course meal.

Video

Notes

Variations

Rub the vegetables with salt and omit the lemon if using a dressing. See options below.
If you add a juicy vegetable like cucumbers, add them at the end when you toss in the dressing.
  • Asian Slaw - Use cabbage and carrots with our Ginger Soy Vinaigrette  - Always Hungry? page 267
  • Tangy Cole Slaw - Use cabbage and carrots with our Tangy Cole Slaw Dressing - Always Hungry? page 265
  • Green Papaya Salad - Use shredded green papaya and carrots tossed with our Thai Peanut Sauce - Always Hungry? page 262

Fennel Salad - Full Meal 

Pair with our Mediterranean Chicken and drizzle with 1-2 teaspoon of Olive Oil (or other AH/AD dressing/sauce of your choice) for a complete meal.
Fat: 50%
Carbs: 22%
Protein: 28%
Calories: 590

Other Full Meal Ideas

  • Use in place of lettuce in our Chicken Salad with Grapes and Walnuts.
  • Serve as a base for Herb-Roasted Chicken Thighs and an AH/AD dressing or sauce of your choice. Serve with a slow carb tossed in AH/AD dressing or sauce of choice.
  • Serve as a base for Salmon Salad.
  • Serve with Easy Dijon Chicken or Salmon. Serve with a slow carb tossed in AH/AD dressing or sauce of choice.
  • Serve as a base for your favorite stir fry.
Keyword Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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