Lemony vinaigrette & fennel/celery salad

Whipped this up last night for a fennel & celery salad (pretty much my favourite salad).


  • 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced or grated (a microplane grater is a wonder here)
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest (see above re: microplane grater)
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp honey (or brown sugar, mirin, etc…something sweet)
  • Dash salt

Directions are simple: put everything into a bowl, bottle, or jar and whisk or shake to combine.

The fennel & celery salad is insanely simple:

  • 2 bulbs of fresh fennel (aka: anise), sliced as thinly as you can manage
  • Roughly the same amount of thinly sliced celery
  • An ounce or so of parmagiana cheese strips (make these by using a vegetable peeler on a hunk of the cheese — long, thin strips)

Toss these with the vinaigrette. Ta dah.