Shaved Fennel and Apple Coleslaw with Spicy Candied Almonds

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 large servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: North American


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!



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

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup good quality mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the almonds:

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Toast the almonds in a dry frying pan for 5 minutes, or until they are fragrant
  2. Add the water, sugar, salt and pepper and stir. Continue to stir occasionally until the water has evaporated. Remove the pan from the heat. Using a spoon, break up any almonds that have stuck together. Continue to stir almonds ever 2 minutes until they are cool.
  3. Combine all dressing ingredients together and set aside.
  4. Toss fennel and apple with the dressing and top with the candied almonds. You can use the fennel fronds as garnish too 🙂