Fennel Zucchini Blueberry Salad a simple salad loaded with fresh thinly sliced veggies and topped with blueberries, almonds, feta and a simple lemon vinaigrette.
We had a pretty quiet weekend around here, hung out at the house and around the pool. I even went completely lazy on Saturday night and just threw together a fruit and cheese tray, which ended up pretty delicious. Sometimes those impromptu evenings end up being the most relaxing and fun.
Did you have an exciting weekend? Do you like to just hang around the house with the family and quickly throw together a no fuss dinner? If so what is your go to easy weekend dinner?
I love adding a new salad to my dinner rotation, especially one that is simple to make and the whole family enjoys. My husband is usually not a fan of fruit in his salad, but he really enjoyed this one. Adding the blueberries was a last minute decision because I thought it would need a bit of sweet to cut the flavor of the fennel, and I was right. They ended up being the perfect flavor partners.
I used a mandolin to slice my veggies, but you can use a sharp knife, just try to cut the vegetables the same thickness for consistency.
If you do not have a mandolin, I highly suggest getting one if you cook with fresh veggies regularly.
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Fennel Zucchini Blueberry Salad
- 1 medium-large zucchini sliced into paper thin coins, I used a mandolin
- 1 medium fennel bulbs trimmed and shaved paper-thin, I used a mandolin
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
- Juice from one lemon
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil plus more if needed
- Pinch of fine grain sea salt
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup almond nuts slivered
- 1/3 cup feta cheese crumbled
- Combine the zucchini, fennel and dill in a bowl and toss with the lemon juice, olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set aside and marinate for 20 minutes, or up to an hour.
- When you are ready to serve the salad, add in blueberries, almonds and feta. Toss gently but thoroughly.
- Taste and adjust with more of the dressing, olive oil, lemon juice, or salt if needed.
15 comments on “Fennel Zucchini Blueberry Salad”
This salad looks so refreshing and light! I love how the dressing in incredibly simple, but the other ingredients are unique and beautiful! I can’t wait to try this!
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What a pretty salad! I have never really tried fennel, but maybe I should. I have the idea that it tastes like licorice, which I don’t like, but maybe that’s completely off base. Adding in blueberries definitely makes me want this salad because they are my favorite fruit!
Fennel has a slight flavor similar to licorice. You should give it a try you may really like it and the blueberry combo gives it an extremely fresh flavor.
This is so creative! Looks incredible!
I love the freshness of fennel in this salad…. and lemons are my fav! Would love that dressing!
You should really give this recipe a try Deb, it sounds like it is right up your flavor alley!
What a lovely salad! Sounds delish!
This is lovely. Can’t wait to make it for myself.
You will love it Melissa!
At least you can get your husband to eat salad! I wish 🙂 Cheese and fruit trays are standard here. It is a great snack without being over the top.
Oh no you need to get your hubby eating salads! Yep love the cheese tray with a good glass of wine, the perfect light dinner.
Your cheese and fruit tray sounds like so much fun! I think I am going to have to do that this summer. We went putt putt and I beat Ryan (yeah!). I love that you love blueberries, because I do too!!
Oh I haven’t played putt putt in so long, I use to love it! Try the cheese tray, it is a great easy dinner!