Shaved Fennel and Apple Coleslaw with Spicy Candied Almonds

This was supposed to be a salad. There was supposed to be spot prawns and some sort of citrus in it too. Not that I'm complaining. I didn't have much of a vision for this fennel and apple coleslaw, but whatever little bit that I was envisioning wasn't this. I'm blaming it on the dressing.

It was well on its way to becoming a proper salad. It had the best of intentions for it to be something a little more glamorous than a coleslaw. I sidetracked it with a creamy maple dressing, and it was all downhill from there. But wait! Downhill? Hell no. A coleslaw is what this want to be salad should have always dreamed of being.

Shaved Fennel and Apple Coleslaw with Spicy Candied Almonds

This fennel and apple coleslaw is creamy with a good hint of sweetness, lots of crunchy spicy candied almonds and crisp apples and fennel. Eat this alongside a fish or turkey burger and you will be happy. Take this to a family picnic, and everybody will be happy. Make this and invite me over and I'll be happy too 🙂

Apple Fennel Salad on a plate with a fork

Apple Fennel Salad

Crispy fennel and sweet and spicy candied almonds turn this apple coleslaw into an extra tasty salad. Try it for your next BBQ or picnic! You will LOVE it!

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The Almonds

  • ½ cup roasted almonds
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • A pinch of sea salt and pepper

The Dressing

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise, can use light
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Sea salt and pepper , to taste

The Fennel Salad

  • 1 red apple, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 bulb fennel, sliced thin


  • Put a piece of parchment paper on your counter. Add the almonds, maple syrup, butter, salt, and pepper to a small pan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil then stir the almonds until the liquid evaporates. Spread the almonds out on the parchment paper and let them cool.
    2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1 teaspoon butter, A pinch of sea salt and pepper, ½ cup roasted almonds
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  • Combine dressing ingredients together and set aside.
    ¼ cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, Sea salt and pepper
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  • Toss fennel and apple with the dressing and top with the candied almonds. You can use the fennel fronds as a garnish, too.
    1 bulb fennel, 1 red apple
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Serving: 1 serving = ¼ of the recipe, Calories: 235kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 157mg, Potassium: 460mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 19g, Vitamin A: 137IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 102mg, Iron: 1mg
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