Raw Fennel Salad with Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette

Raw Fennel Salad with Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette

With its subtle anise flavor and crispy texture, fennel takes center stage in this delightful salad, perfectly complemented by a honey-mustard vinaigrette.

Fennel is a lectin-free vegetable in the carrot family. When eaten raw, it has a gentle licorice taste and a crisp texture. Fennel is nutrient-rich, offering vitamins A and C, potassium, calcium, and other essential micronutrients while being low in calories.

What is fennel?

What is fennel?



- Fennel bulb - Salt and pepper, to taste - Fresh dill for garnish

For the salad

- Dijon mustard - Local raw honey - Balsamic vinegar - Apple cider vinegar - Extra virgin olive oil - Sesame oil - Zest of organic lemon and   lime (or orange, if preferred)

For the honey-mustard vinaigrette


Begin by thoroughly washing the fennel bulb. Trim off the stalks and remove any tough outer layers. Reserve some of the fronds for garnishing the salad later.

Wash fennel bulb


Cut the fennel bulb in half lengthwise, then in quarters. Slice each quarter into thin strips to create delicate pieces. Place these strips in a large mixing bowl and cover them with cold or iced water to enhance their crispness.

Cut fennel


Combine the mustard, honey, balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil, and the zests of lemon and lime (or orange, if preferred) in a small jar.

Prep vinaigrette


Drain the fennel slices and pat them dry with a towel. Transfer the fennel back to a dry mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper, according to taste, and toss well to distribute.

Transfer to bowl


Pour the honey-mustard vinaigrette over the seasoned fennel. Toss everything together. Place the dressed salad onto a serving dish. Add a final touch with fresh dill or the reserved fennel fronds for garnish.

Mix and serve

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