Recipe: Fennel Slaw

Side Dish Recipes, Vegetable Recipes

By: Chris Freytag, CPT

Fennel is a wonderful vegetable with a very mild licorice flavor and a crunch that is similar to celery. It makes a delicious creamy slaw in this healthy coleslaw recipe. My family prefers it to traditional coleslaw as it has much more flavor. This makes a fresh side dish with hints of crispness from the apple! Try this healthy slaw recipe for your next barbecue or gathering!

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 4 serving(s)


  • 2/3 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bulb fennel, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1 granny smith apple julienned
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/4 yellow onion, thinly sliced


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together sour cream, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, brown sugar, and thyme to create a dressing
  2. For best results: use a mandolin to thinly slice and julienne the vegetables for slaw
  3. Place vegetables in a large serving bowl and pour dressing over top. Toss all to combine
  4. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes to combine flavors before serving

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 85

Protein: 3 gram(s)

Fat: 1 gram(s)

Carbohydrates: 18 gram(s)

Fiber: 3.5 gram(s)

Recipe Cuisine: American

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