Recipe: Apple and Fennel Salad

from the Purple Foodie

  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • A handful of tender salad greens
  • 2-3 tbsp Parmesan, shaved
  • 2-3 tbsp toasted walnuts
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Flaky sea salt
  • 1/2 lemon, juice and zest
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Cooking Directions

  1. Cut the fennel bulb vertically, so that you're cutting through the trimmed shoots.
  2. Once halved, you can see the hard core at the base of the fennel. Scoop it out and discard.
  3. Next, place the halved fennel on a cutting board, flat surface down. Slice it diagonally starting from the base, making sure to keep them as thin as possible. Or use a mandolin if you have one.
  4. Next, halve and core the apple. Cut into thin slices.
  5. Transfer the fennel and apple to a bowl, making sure to separate the ones that are stuck together.
  6. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and lemon zest.
  7. Add the salad green, walnuts and Parmesan and toss together.
  8. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon and olive oil. Add salt and pepper.
  9. Pour the dressing over the salad. Toss to coat evenly.
  10. Garnish with more Parmesan and walnuts. Serve.

Support our work by volunteering or making a donation.