Simple, delicious Fennel Salad with cucumber and fresh dill. Refreshing and light, this vegan salad can be made ahead, and pairs with so many things! 
Simple, delicious Fennel Salad with cucumber and fresh Dill. Refreshing and light, this vegan salad can be made ahead, and pairs with so many things! #fennelsalad #fennel #vegansalad #plantbased #fennelslaw
This fennel salad with cucumber and fresh dill has easily become one of my favorites. Crunchy and bright, it is so refreshing and light. If you haven’t tried fennel bulb in its raw state, this is the perfect introduction. It has a mild anise flavor and it’s lovely in salads because of its texture and crunch. And it really loves being paired with dill!
I also love this vegan salad because it can be made ahead and can be paired with so many things doing the week. Add it to Buddha Bowls, tuck into tacos, or just serve on the side as a healthy refreshing salad.
Simple, delicious Fennel Salad with dill, cucumber and Meyer Lemon. Refreshing and light, this pairs very well with simple roasted salmon. | www.feastingathome.com # fennel #saladSimple, delicious Fennel Salad with cucumber and fresh Dill. Refreshing and light, this vegan salad can be made ahead, and pairs with so many things! #fennelsalad #fennel #vegansalad #plantbased #fennelslaw
When using a mandolin, the fennel is transformed into thin manageable ribbons. Of course you can also use a good chefs knife, to slice and thinly as possible!
Simple, delicious Fennel Salad with cucumber and fresh Dill. Refreshing and light, this vegan salad can be made ahead, and pairs with so many things! #fennelsalad #fennel #vegansalad #plantbased #fennelslaw
So refreshing, the simple flavors really satisfy!
Simple, delicious Fennel Salad with cucumber and fresh Dill. Refreshing and light, this vegan salad can be made ahead, and pairs with so many things! #fennelsalad #fennel #vegansalad #plantbased #fennelslaw
This would be perfect along side simple roasted salmon, or even smoked salmon! Give it the Fennel Salad a try and let me know what you think below!

 

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Fennel Salad with Cucumber and Dill


Description

A deliciously crunchy fennel salad recipe with fresh  dill, cucumber, simple and easy, this make ahead salad is healthy and vegan!


Ingredients

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  • 2 large fennel bulbs- trimmed and cored
  • 3 small persian cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped dill
  • 1/4 cup white onion, thinly sliced ( optional)
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice ( Meyer lemon is nice, or sherry vinegar or, champagne, or red wine vinegar)
  • kosher salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut fennel bulbs in half and remove their hard core.
  2. Using a mandolin, shave fennel thinly and place in bowl.( Or finely slice as thin as possible).
  3. Finely slice cucumber with the mandolin and chop the dill. Finely slice the onion.
  4. Place all in the bowl and add olive oil,  lemon, salt and cracked pepper. Let marinate in the fridge for 15 minutes before serving.
  5. Taste, adjust salt and lemon.

Notes

If it tastes too tart, add a pinch of sugar or a little honey.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 235
  • Sugar: 5.3 g
  • Sodium: 196.8 mg
  • Fat: 19 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.9 g
  • Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: fennel salad, fennel salad recipe, vegan fennel salad, fennel slaw, vegan fennel slaw recipe, fennel cucumber salad, fennel salad with dill

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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  1. This was delicious. I made it without any additional sweetness and decided to use a squeeze of agave as another reviewer had added some honey. It would have been good with or without the added sweetness. I did shave some Parmesan on the top. When I was looking for fennel salads, several did have Parmesan so I did add, but just like the added sweetness, it was delicious without!!!

  2. It needs a sweet element – honey or so int the dressing; I found it too tart.

    1. I will note the recipe- thanks. I use Meyer lemons in this so I think that may be the difference.

  3. I made this recipe (no onion) and it was a big hit. So fresh and the fennel is very refreshing.

  4. Delicious. Made a lemon vinaigrette. Tasty, crunchy. Looking forward trying this in a variety of ways, on tacos, and a bowl as a side salad.

  5. I just found this recipe because I was looking for something to do with leftover dill and fennel. This salad is absolutely delicious!

  6. The fennel salad is aabsolutely delish. The fresh crisp light flavor is a delight. I saved some for the end of my meal as a palte cleanser.
    Great site for fabulous recipes.
    Recomend to everyone. ?

  7. One of the best I have had. So very delish. Kept wanting more but to full. THANK YOU

  8. This looks so delicious. I’m always looking for different ways to serve vegetables. I’ll be trying this!

  9. I adore raw fennel and combining it with cucumber sounds so refreshing. I can’t wait to try this salad!

  10. This sounds delicious! The first time I tried fennel, I was inspired by the shaved fennel apple salad featured in an issue of the Vegetarian Times. It was dressed with nothing but olive oil, lemon juice and snippings from the aromatic fennel greens. I was extremely hesitant to taste it, but the crisp, bright taste of the fennel made me fall in love. Hard. And instantaneously.

    Anyway. Thank you for posting this as I am now a major fennel salad proponent. You should try it mixed with thin slices of Granny Smith apple. 🙂

  11. This sounds delicious! The first time I tried fennel, I was inspired by the shaved fennel apple salad featured in an issue of the Vegetarian Times. It was dressed with nothing but olive oil, lemon juice and snippings from the aromatic fennel greens. I was extremely hesitant to taste it, but the crisp, bright taste of the fennel made me fall in love. Hard. And instantaneously.

    Anyway. Thank you for posting this as I am now a major fennel salad proponent. You should try it mixed with thin slices of Granny Smith apple. 🙂

  12. This looks so light and refreshing. I love fennel! I bet it would be good with a little kick of thinly sliced jalapenos too!

    1. Very bright and refreshing. Love that it is so different from other salads, not boring. I added radishes instead of onions, because that is what I got from my CSA this week. Gave it a kick.

  13. This is a great salad to remind one of spring. So light and refreshing and I love the added touch of citrus.

  14. So simple and so good with just a few ingredients. This is the time to break out that really good olive oil too! Mmmmmm.