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Fennel and Pear Salad

Prep Time:

30 Minutes

Cook Time:

0 Minutes


4 Servings as a side dish



About the Recipe

So why is this salad on a Japanese, Asian and Fusion cooking website? Well, one of my Japanese subscribers who lives in the UK was given some fennel and asked me what she should do with it. So I posted my favourite fennel salad recipe - I think you might like it too!


1 bulb, fennel (300g ), rinsed

1 large pear (200g)

1/4 red onion

50g raisins

a handful of flat parsley for topping

for the dressing:

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp cider vinegar

1/2 tbsp honey

1/2 tbsp french mustard

1 little salt & pepper

3 tbsp extra virgin oil


halve the fennel, remove the core and discard. then thinly slice and julienne the slices

peel, halve, then thinly slice the pear, removing any seeds & the stem

peel & thinly slice the onion, then soak in water for 10 mins, changing the water a couple of times

to make your dressing: 

combine the lemon juice, vinegar, honey, mustard, salt, pepper & oil in a jar or bowl and mix well

drain the onion, using your hand to squeeze out any excess water

combine all the salad ingredients and mix gently.

pour over the salad dressing & mix gently

leave to stand for 10 mins before serving, garnishing with the parsley

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