Simple Florence fennel and tomato salad

Fennel has a delicate, aromatic flavor that works really well with tart tomatoes and apple cider vinegar.

This recipe is incredibly easy to put together. But, don’t let its simplicity deceive you: it’s a truly special dish and makes a light, healthy, and flavorful side.

Florence fennel and tomato salad


  • Equal parts: Florence fennel (finocchio)
  • Equal parts: tomato (I used “sweet millions” tomatoes)
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • oil (any mild flavored, liquid-at-room-temperature oil)
  • apple cider vinegar (or vinegar of choice: wine vinegars would likely taste great, too)


Cut the tomatoes into bite-sized pieces. Slice the fennel thin, and cut to desired length. Use the white bulb part of the fennel plant for this salad.

Add the vegetables to a bowl and pour in desired amounts of oil and vinegar.

Sprinkle salt and grind pepper into the salad and mix.

Serve with fennel leaves as a garnish.

Fennel and tomato salad

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