Fresh Fennel Salad

It was a sunny day, for a change and so I thought of going out for a short walk to local super-market in afternoon time. Well, it’s true that I hardly find any new ingredients in veggie/fruits sections there… Still I enjoy exploring different racks & aisles :P This time, it wasn’t so… For the 1st time, I saw a bulb of fresh fennel there!!! Usually, we find it here in farmer’s veggie market only. But I couldn’t miss a chance to grab one immediately. And as always, I returned with a bag full of kitchen elements :P

I was very excited to use this fennel bulb someway, but didn’t get many ideas in mind. All I could think was a quick, aromatic salad and yes, I tossed it for dinner! The smell was so refreshing, quite like the taste!!! And my salad greens added some more crunchiness to it. Knowing that it goes great with parmesan, I shaved my parmesan block a bit :P

fresh fennel salad


1/2 Fennel Bulb
2 tbsp Parmesan, shaved
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 cup Greens-Mix
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
Salt, to taste

fennel salad


  1. Wash and peel the outer layer of fennel.
  2. Using a mandolin or peeler, shave this bulb thinly lengthwise.
  3. Toss with rest of all ingredients.
  4. Serve it immediately!


You can’t keep the tossed salad to serve later as it will loose the crunchiness.