Fennel and Cucumber Salad

This delicate salad is light and refreshing, with a mind aniseed flavour and lemon zing. It’s a great accompaniment to grilled meat or fish, or even paired with chorizo-style sausage on sourdough as a gourmet sandwich.

Fennel and Cucumber Salad

Dee's Home Kitchen


  • 1 small fennel
  • 1 tbsp fennel fronds
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper


  • Using a mandolin or a vegetable peeler, thinly slice the fennel and the cucumber, lengthways.
  • Place into a mixing bowl.
  • Dress with olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Toss gently.
  • Top with fennel fronds and serve.
Gourmet Chorizo Sandwich
Fennel and Cucumber Salad served on sourdough with chorizo-style sausages and grilled eggplant.