Fennel Salad with Red Onion, Parsley, and Lemon

Fennel Salad
Dan Myers


For the dressing

  • 3 Tablespoons  sherry vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 Tablespoons  lemon juice
  •   Salt and pepper, to taste

For the salad

  • fennel bulbs
  • 1/2  medium-sized red onion
  • 1/4 Cup  fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 4 Tablespoons  fennel fronds, chopped

This simple salad is a great change of pace from a traditional greens salad, and it pairs wonderfully with chicken or fish. The shaved fennel and onions give it crunch, and it's livened up by a bright lemon vinaigrette. It can also double as a slaw; try it atop a pulled pork sandwich. 


For the dressing

Combine all of the ingredients in a small mixing bowl and whisk until blended.

For the salad

With a mandoline set on the thinnest setting, slice the fennel and onion into a large bowl. Add the parsley and fennel fronds, and mix until well combined. Add the dressing, and mix until combined. 


Note: Feel free to experiment with other additions, like cured olives or Mandarin oranges. If sherry vinegar is unavailable, red-wine vinegar will also work. 


Calories per serving:

141 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 42g 64%
  • Carbs 48g 16%
  • Saturated 6g 31%
  • Fiber 18g 70%
  • Sugars 23g
  • Protein 8g 15%
  • Sodium 269mg 11%
  • Calcium 293mg 29%
  • Magnesium 105mg 26%
  • Potassium 2,291mg 65%
  • Iron 5mg 29%
  • Zinc 1mg 9%
  • Phosphorus 281mg 40%
  • Vitamin A 6,002IU 120%
  • Vitamin C 104mg 174%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 7%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 12%
  • Niacin (B3) 3mg 17%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 17%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 177µg 44%
  • Vitamin E 9mg 44%
  • Vitamin K 583µg 729%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 30g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 5g
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