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fennel salad

Fennel salad

Sides, Salad, Vegetarian, Vegetables, veganTove Balle-PedersenComment
Fennel salad

Fennel salad

Fennel salad - who comes up with things like this?

One of my danish friends gave me a book on salads by Claus Meyer called Salatværksted (Salad workshop). A great book with salads for every season. One of the first I had to try was this Fennel Salad. It's light, crispy and phenomenal with Salmon. What it lacks in color, it has tenfolds in taste.

  • 4 small or 2 medium fennels


  • 1/4 cup Lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • Salt 
  • Pepper (freshly ground)


Wash the fennels, cut it very thin on a mandolin. Put the fennel slices in ice cold water. 

Thinly sliced fennel and the dressing.

Thinly sliced fennel and the dressing.

Mix the ingredients for the dressing, season with salt and pepper.

Drain and wipe the fennels dry with kitchen towel. Mix the fennel with the dressing and season with salt and pepper.