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Al’s Pickled & Fresh Fennel Side Salad

The perfect mix of pickled and fresh!

35 mins
9 ingredients
$1.58 / person
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Al’s Pickled & Fresh Fennel Side Salad



Serves = 2


  • 5 large cos leaves

  • 1/2 red onion

  • 1/2 fennel bulb

  • 1/2 lemon

  • 1/2 tsp mustard

  • 20 ml olive oil

Pickling liquid

(1 part sugar, 2 parts vinegar, 3 parts water)

  • 50g sugar

  • 100ml vinegar

  • 150ml water

It’s this easy

  • First off, mix your pickling liquid together by bringing the sugar, vinegar, and water to the boil. Cool at room temp.

  • Thinly slice the fennel and onion. Place 1/2 the fennel and all of the onion into the pickling liquid and let sit for at least 20 minutes.

  • While you’re waiting, roughly chop the cos lettuce.

  • Drain the fennel and onion from the pickling liquid, add to the bowl of lettuce along with the remaining fresh fennel, and toss together.

  • To make the dressing, zest half the lemon and add to a small mixing bowl. Juice the lemon into the bowl, add the mustard and oil, then whisk together.

  • Pour the dressing over the salad and serve.



Nutrition information (per serve):*

  • Energy (550kJ)
  • Protein (1.9g)
  • Total fat (9.5g)
  • Saturated fat (1.4g)
  • Carbohydrate (7.6g); Starch (0g), Sugars (7.5g), Added sugar (3.0g), Free sugars (3.0g)
  • Dietary fibre (3.1g)
  • Sodium (53mg)
  • Calcium (31mg)
  • Iron (0.5mg)

* assumes majority pickling liquid drained away, partial absorption.


Contains: FODMAPs.
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