Fennel & apple slaw marries the aniseed flavour with the sharpness of crisp green apple. A great side dish for any Summer barbecue.
Fennel and apple slaw is a dish I created when trying to convince my husband to eat fennel. Fennel is a marmite vegetable, you either love it or hate it! I believe the liquorice smell puts many people off. However this doesn’t come across nearly as heavy when you eat it. I’d tried to explain that him, but he was having none of it! Rather than tell everyone they were eating fennel, I just told the family is was coleslaw. Everyone ate it and my husband said it was really good. Only then did I confess that it was in fact fennel he was eating.
Although bulb-like in appearance, fennel is in fact a member of the carrot family. Eaten raw as in this slaw, it has a lovely crunch and the flavour is more anise than liquorice. Fennel and apple slaw works great with pork, chicken, fish and other vegetables. Which makes it perfect for serving at a Summer barbecue.
fennel & apple slaw
- 2 fennel bulbs - finely sliced
- 2 green apples - finely julienned
- 1 small red onion - finely sliced
- 1 large carrot - finely julienned
- 2 small radish - finely sliced
- 1 tablespoon flat-leaf parsley - chopped
- 1 tablespoon good quality mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- salt & pepper
- Combine all the vegetables and herbs in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl mix together the mayonnaise and lemon juice and pour over the vegetables to combine.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.