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.


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!