Fennel and Cucumber Salad

I came across this recipe recently and it just looked and sounded so lovely, fresh and crisp!  In the past few years my appreciation of fennel has grown notably and I find it a really great salad addition, whether a veggie salad or a  chicken salad.  I think this might also be great on a bed of greens.

Recipe from Jamie Geller’s Joy of Kosher blog



Fennel Cucumber Salad photo from JoyofKosher

Fennel Cucumber Salad photo from JoyofKosher

  • 1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • 8 – 10 red radishes, thinly sliced
  • 6 small cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 3 scallions chopped
  • fresh mint leaves to garnish


  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice or white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 1 heaped Tbsp sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Whisk the dressing together in a bowl or with an immersion blender.   Toss the vegetables together in a bowl or layer them if you are going for the look.

Toss with dressing, let sit for a bit and then serve as a cold veggie salad or as a topping for a leafy green salad.