Vegetable Spotlight: Fennel, Fennel + Apple Crunch Salad

Posted by on Feb 4, 2021 in Vegetable Spotlight | No Comments

In Season: Fennel

Winter Vegetables

Fennel is in season late-fall through early spring, though you can probably find it year-round in many supermarkets. Fennel is a bulb, usually sold with some of its green fronds still attached. The feathery, dill-like fronds are edible, though most recipes call for trimming them off. Fennel is a great way to get out of a salad rut, especially with this recipe for Fennel-Apple Crunch Salad. A little sweet and a little sour, ‘Fresh’ is the best way to describe this apple-fennel-lemon and herb salad.

Fennel Apple Crunch Salad

4-6 portions, as a side salad

  • 1 bulb fennel
  • 2 green apples (or 1 green + 1 red apple)
  • 2-3 stalks of celery, trimmed + washed
  • A handful of fresh parsley leaves (~ ½ c.)
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice / a wedge of lemon for squeezing over the sliced apples
  • ½ c. chopped nuts (walnuts/pecans/almonds) – toasted

Optional: Pomegranate Arils

Toss with Lemon Salad Dressing (Traditionally this is a squeeze of fresh lemon and a drizzle of olive oil; or use a premade dressing such as White Wine Vinaigrette)