Celery Salad with Apple and Fennel

This simple and refreshing winter salad recipe. This fresh-tasting salad uses sliced celery stalks as the star, along with thinly sliced fennel and tart apple. Unami-rich parmesan cheese and crunchy walnuts take the taste and crunch factor to the next level.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Category Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 274 kcal
Autor Elle


  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 3 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium fennel, quartered, cored and very thinly sliced
  • 1 green or other tart apple, peeled, cut into thin wedges and cut crosswise thinly
  • 1 small bunch flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 50 g parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 50 g walnuts, coarsely chopped and lightly toasted
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced chives (optional)


  1. Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, grainy mustard, garlic in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the sliced celery, fennel, and apple with half the dressing. Add the parsley, red onion, and three-quarters of the parmesan and toss gently to combine. Drizzle with remaining vinaigrette, scatter with the chives, walnuts and remaining parmesan, season to taste and serve. Enjoy!