Fennel & celery salad

Fennel & celery salad

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(17 ratings)

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


  • 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…

  • 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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Vexed77's picture
28th May, 2020
Cumin seeds and Apple added, this is fab. So fresh .
16th Jul, 2018
Really simple and really tasty (I suggest adding the lemon juice cautiously - it's nearly too much...)
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Country Boy
10th Dec, 2017
Excellent salad side dish. Have converted 5 others to the wonders of this Fennel recipe.
Minion Milly
4th Sep, 2017
Never used fennel before so tasted a bit whilst chopping and hated it! Carried on with this recipe anyway and the end result was delicious - the lemon juice and oil really complement the fennel well. I actually polished off the bowl! Next time I might try adding sliced green apple.
9th Sep, 2013
This is nice with a packet of cherry tomatoes (halved) and smoked Mackerel mixed in together with the fennel and celery.
5th Jul, 2012
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.
22nd Apr, 2012
Used the cucumber as well as the celery and the lemon-infused oil as others suggested and it was very good.
25th Feb, 2012
added apple gorgeous with haddock and lemon roasted potatoes
31st Oct, 2011
Refreshing salad
6th Apr, 2011
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 :)


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