Fennel, Radish and Chive Salad


When I saw this delicious and colorful salad being made by Giada De Laurentiis, I decided right then and there that I needed to buy myself a mandoline! So I searched the internet, watched videos and made the decision to purchase on Amazon the Börner V-Slicer Plus Mandoline. The mandoline was pretty easy to use once I figured it out, but be very careful not to cut yourself!



  • 1 head Bibb lettuce (Boston Lettuce)
  • 4 large (5 ounces) white button mushrooms
  • 4 large red radishes, trimmed
  • 1 small fennel bulb, top trimmed
  • 6 tablespoons organic extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • Zest of 1 large lemon
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place whole lettuce leaves on a large platter, along with the thinly sliced mushrooms, radishes and fennel.
  2. Whisk together the oil, lemon juice, chives, lemon zest, salt and pepper in a small bowl to blend.
  3. Using 4 individual plates, place some sliced fennel, mushrooms and radishes on top of a Bibb lettuce leaf. Add dressing and enjoy!



The salad was light and refreshing! It is a delightful mixture of flavors and textures. You have the licorice taste of the fennel, the spicy radish, the buttery flavor of the Bibb lettuce with the lemony-chive vinaigrette! I used half the amount of salt and pepper and only 4 tablespoons olive oil, but used more lemon juice, approximately 3 tablespoons in total. This salad is not only simple and delicious, but so healthy to eat!



12 thoughts on “Fennel, Radish and Chive Salad

  1. Those finely sliced veggies do make an appetizing salad. I am always nervous using my mandoline but maybe it’s time to put it into use again. I think radishes taste better when thinly sliced,


  2. What a simple and fresh salad! I love bib lettuce; it’s so tender, and so it sounds perfect when paired with more crisp fennel and radish.
    Ah, I’ve learned to be careful of mandolines as well after cutting myself; still, the hand guard is a bit bulky so it’s much easier to use without! I just have to remember to pay attention…


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