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Fennel Apple Salad

Fennel Apple Salad

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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Start to Finish 30 mins

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Sweet, aromatic fennel pairs with a favorite fall fruit to make this low-calorie side salad. It makes enough for 12 guests, so it's perfect for a potluck dinner.


  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 head radicchio, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese


  1. Trim and core fennel bulb. Thinly slice fennel. Reserve some of the fronds for garnish; finely chop fronds and set aside.
  2. In a very large bowl combine fennel, apple slices and radicchio.
  3. In a screw-top jar combine orange peel, orange juice, olive oil, lemon juice, shallot, mustard, salt and ground black pepper. Pour dressing over fennel mixture. Toss to coat. Using vegetable peeler, shave Parmesan cheese into shards. If you like, cover and chill for up to 24 hours. If chilled, let stand for 30 minutes before serving. Garnish salad with Parmesan cheese shards and reserved fronds. Makes 12 (1-cup) servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Fennel Apple Salad)

Servings Per Recipe 12, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Folate (µg) 16, Monounsaturated fat (g) 3, sat. fat (g) 1, chol. (mg) 2, calcium (mg) 40, Potassium (mg) 164, sodium (mg) 117, sugar (g) 4, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, fiber (g) 1, Fat, total (g) 5, carb. (g) 7, pro. (g) 2, cal. (kcal) 78, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Thiamin (mg) 0, vit. C (mg) 11, iron (mg) 0, vit. A (IU) 97, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 0

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