Cucumber Fennel Salad Recipe
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Cucumber Fennel Salad Recipe

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Looking for ways to use up cukes from your garden? Our Test Kitchen home economists suggests this refreshing side as a cool addition to backyard barbecues and picnic lunches. A hint of dill and lemon nicely seasons and the crunchy cucumber, fennel and sweet onion slices.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 large cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 80 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cucumber, onion and fennel. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the remaining ingredients; shake well. Pour over cucumber mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Cucumber Fennel Salad in Light & Tasty June/July 2003, p8

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dublinlab User ID: 1682119 239804
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2015 Edited Dec. 20, 2015

"I would make this again but it needs salt and maybe more

Lemon peel. Maybe Ontario in December is not a good test. Everything comes from a hothouse. Nice with venison, clean taste. Janet. FE"

brichister User ID: 2594095 92185
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2012

"I tried this recipe because cucumbers are one of my favorite veggies and I wanted to try fennel. I found this recipe and decided to try it even though I was not sure it would be a dish my husband would like. We both liked the salad; he took the leftovers to work the next day. Will be making this salad often."

Brenda Young User ID: 1317406 129480
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2010

"This is an excellent spring or summer salad. The fennel provides a new twist to the traditional cucumber salad."

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