Shaved Fennel and Apple Salad


Shaved Fennel and Apple Salad

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March 29, 2017

Shaved Fennel and Apple Salad


2 medium fennel bulbs

2 Granny Smith apples , halved, cored and thinly sliced

1/2 cup thinly shaved Pecorino Romano cheese

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil , plus additional for serving

2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley

1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


1Remove fennel tops and reserve green, feathery fronds. Trim root ends; halve, core and thinly slice fennel bulbs, using a mandolin or very sharp knife. Chop 1 tablespoon fronds and set aside for garnish.

2 In a large bowl, combine sliced fennel bulbs, apples, cheese, olive oil, parsley, lemon zest, salt and pepper; toss gently.

3 To serve, arrange salad on a large, chilled serving plate. Drizzle with additional olive oil to taste, and sprinkle with reserved fennel fronds.