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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.

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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.
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  • 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