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Bowl of fennel salad.

Fennel Salad

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Counter Top
  • Cuisine: American


Fennel Salad – a bright, light and refreshing fennel salad recipe with apples, fresh basil and cheese. Perfect side dish for any meal!


  • 12 honeycrisp apples, diced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup fennel bulb, sliced
  • 1 cup manchego cheese, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Approx. 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped


  1. Combine apples and lemon juice in a small bowl; stir to coat and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the remaining ingredients.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a medium salad bowl.
  4. Stir to combine.
  5. Taste and adjust seasoning, as-needed.


  • Shaved fennel salad: if you prefer feel free to use shaved fennel instead of sliced.
  • Storage: store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Making ahead: if you are making this ahead of time I would recommend adding the basil leaves right before serving so they are fresh.
  • Add ins: if you want a bit more of a bite you can add in a little fresh red onion!


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 72
  • Sugar: 2.9 g
  • Sodium: 214.3 mg
  • Fat: 4.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.2 mg

Keywords: fennel salad