Shaved Zucchini-Fennel Salad

Shaved Zucchini-Fennel Salad

Long strips of raw zucchini and shaved fennel absorb the lemony vinaigrette, making a delicious base for this salad. Serve right away after tossing with the dressing to keep the zucchini crisp.

From EatingWell: July/August 2011
Yield: 6 servings, about 1 cup each
Active Time: 20
Total Time: 20


  1. 1 pound zucchini (2-3 medium)
  2. 1 large bulb fennel, quartered and cored, fronds reserved
  3. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  4. 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  5. 3/4 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  7. 1/4 cup slivered red onion
  8. 6 tablespoons shredded Manchego or Asiago cheese


  1. Very thinly slice zucchini lengthwise into long strips with a vegetable peeler, mandoline or knife. Place the strips on a double layer of paper towel and let stand while you prepare the rest of the salad.
  2. Very thinly slice fennel bulb with a knife or mandoline. Chop enough fronds to equal about 1/4 cup. Whisk oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the zucchini, fennel, fronds and onion; gently stir to coat well. Serve sprinkled with cheese.


Nutrition Per Serving: 85 calories; 6 g fat (2 g sat, 4 g mono); 3 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 2 g fiber; 341 mg sodium; 362 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (33% daily value)

1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat