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Fennel & Mint Slaw

I mention this can be made up to 4 hours in advance, but really, you could even make it the night before, if say, you’re planning a picnic for the next day. The acidic ingredients (vinegar and lemon juice) will slightly pickle the fennel as it sits overnight, transforming it into a fennel relish of sorts. In fact, if your intent to is to make a relish of it, you might want to consider using a box grater to prepare the fennel, instead of thinly slicing it. I imagine it would taste quite amazing on grilled sausages.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 24 mins
Servings 4 to 6


  • 3 tablespoons 45 ml extra virgin olive oil, plus more for frying leeks
  • 1 leek thinly sliced
  • Fine sea salt
  • 2 tablespoon 30 ml cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons 10 grams honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon 2 grams
  • Freshly squeezed juice of 1 lemon
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 15 mint leaves chopped
  • 1 bulb 12 ounces of fennel, thinly sliced


  • Add a swirl of oil to a small skillet, just enough to coat the bottom. Add the leeks, and season with salt. Cook gently, over medium-low heat, until the leeks are tender and translucent, 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the dressing. Add 3 tablespoons of oil, the vinegar, honey, Dijon, and lemon juice to a deep bowl. Whisk until well blended. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the leeks, mint, and fennel to the bowl with the dressing. Toss until well coated. Serve immediately, or store in a covered container in the fridge for up to 4 hours.