Fennel & celery salad

Ready in 10-15 mins


Serves 6
This simple salad is a refreshingly crisp and crunchy addition to any meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal57
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs1g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.07g
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  • 1 large or 2 small fennel bulbs
    Fennel bulb

    Fennel bulb

    Like Marmite, fennel is something that you either love or hate - its strong aniseed flavour…

  • 6 celery stalks



    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • 3-4 tbsp fruity extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Very finely slice the fennel bulbs lengthways (a mandolin makes this easier). Cut the celery stalks into thin matchsticks. Scatter the fennel and celery on a large plate or platter, drizzle over the fruity extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice, then season. Scatter any fennel fronds and celery leaves over if you have them.

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Comments (10)

thehomme's picture

This is nice with a packet of cherry tomatoes (halved) and smoked Mackerel mixed in together with the fennel and celery.

djwinkles's picture

Made this as a side dish to pizza and melanzane parmigiana. Chose it because I thought it would be okay to make ahead. Made it 2 hrs ahead of dinner and it was still nice and crisp and fresh.

Kkattee's picture

Used the cucumber as well as the celery and the lemon-infused oil as others suggested and it was very good.

fizzbomb's picture

added apple gorgeous with haddock and lemon roasted potatoes

emacie's picture

Refreshing salad

betsymathieson's picture

Add some very finely sliced green apples, ( skin on) to this salad for a refreshing alternative. A small handful of cumin seeds adds another dimension. Enjoy :)

amalfi2007's picture

Light and refreshing, I was surprised I liked it so much as not really a fan of fennel but the lemon and celery gave it the right balance.

verheijen's picture

Made this accidentally with cucumber in stead of celery and it was very light and nice.

annemo's picture

Delicious - very fresh. I added a few chopped apricots to it which made it even better.

leonak's picture

i dont like fennel but my mum does so i made this for her birthday meal as a side. i actually really loved it! i really recommend lemon oil as a dressing if you can get hold of it.

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