Fennel Slaw with Garlic Dressing

Fennel Slaw with Garlic Dressing, Kiku Corner 3

Fennel is such a strange vegetable, all fibrous like celery but spicy like anise, and I never really gave it much thought. A few weeks ago Meinhilde brought home some fennel from her market, and I had no choice but to find a good recipe. This was also the same time that I rediscovered my love for crunchy slaws and was eager to try out a new variation, so I made this fennel slaw with garlic dressing.

Although I’m adventurous in my salad creations, I usually stick to a few great dressing recipes. This garlicky one goes with almost everything. Like other slaws, this salad is best made in advance to allow flavours to mingle and keeps well for a few days in the fridge.

Fennel Slaw with Garlic Dressing, Kiku Corner

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Fennel Slaw with Garlic Dressing
  • 1 bulb fennel
  • 3 oranges
  • 3 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • one batch Kiku Corner's Garlic Salad Dressing
  1. Cut off green fronds of fennel and save for later. Remove fibrous core from bulb and thinly slice the remaining white portion, placing in a large serving bowl.
  2. With a small sharp knife, peel and segment oranges and add to bowl.
  3. Squeeze the remaining orange membranes over the salad for added flavour.
  4. Mix in celery and green onions.
  5. Chop up approximately half of remaining green fronds and mix into salad.
  6. Toss with garlic dressing to taste.

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  1. Nancy A. says:

    Thanks for providing this interesting sounding fennel salad. I am spreading the word about your post by pinning and re-posted a link on FB for the Tues. with a Twist blog Hop. Have a ball today. Nancy A @ obloggernewbie.blogspot.com.

  2. Michelle says:

    Fennel…guess what I just packed in my lunch this morning, fennel! I love saying the word. It is a hit in our family. We tend to eat it more raw than cooked. I like to braise it too with other veggies. This salad would be a nice side at meals. Adding to the recipe list. Thanks for bringing it to my party.

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