Celery & Fennel Salad

Posted by Marie on Jul 17, 2013

Even though I like celery, I tend to think of it as a supporting actor, not the star of any recipe.  I decided to change that and made this incredibly easy celery and fennel salad.  Serve this fresh and bright salad with your favourite veggie burger or the Muffaletta Sandwich.  I used my brand new mandoline to slice the vegetables (what a cool kitchen gadget, just be sure to use the guard!), but you could use a knife if that’s what you have, just try to slice the veg as thinly as possible.

Celery & Fennel Salad

4 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

6 large stalks celery
1 small fennel bulb
2 Tbsp (30 ml) salted capers
4 Tbsp (60 ml) olive oil
2 Tbsp (30 ml) lemon juice
Few grinds of pepper
Shaved romano or parmesan cheese

INSTRUCTIONS:

P1esTrim the celery stalks, discarding the leaves.  Trim the fronds from the fennel, cut in half and remove the inner core.  Remove any outer leaves if necessary.  Using a mandoline, or very sharp knife, cut the celery and fennel into very thin slices.  Place them in a medium bowl.

Place the capers into a small bowl, cover with water and let sit for 10 minutes.  Drain and set aside.

Whisk together the oil, lemon juice and pepper in a small bowl until blended. Stir in the capers.  Pour over the vegetables and toss to coat.

Place the salad onto a serving platter or into a shallow bowl.  Top with cheese shavings and serve immediately.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Steve

This salad is seriously good, I often find that it is the simple recipes that are the best. I visit your site often, been meaning to comment on other recipes that I have made. I am glad you do not use fake meat products, as I personally cannot stand them.

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Marie

Hey Steve, thanks for the comment, yes I agree with you about the fake meat products, I am not a fan of them myself.

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Stephanie

I agree, a friend made me stew with fake “beef” in it and I did not have the heart to tell her how much I disliked it.

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Zoey

Nice, light, crispy perfect summer dish.

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Gabriella

This is a very good salad for the summer, nice and cooling, crispy, tasty! thanks.

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Karen

Thanks for this recipe for this light and refreshing salad.

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