Have some fun with a fennel bulb. This salad is fresh, crisp, and full of flavor.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together the vinegar, tarragon, mustard, fennel seed and olive oil.

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  • Cut the tomatoes into 1/2 inch thick wedges. In a large salad bowl, combine the watercress, fennel and tomatoes. Toss with vinaigrette to coat, season with salt and pepper and serve.

Nutrition Facts

162 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 13.6g; fat 11.9g; sodium 99.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2006
This was good the first night and would have gotten a 4 but it was delicious the next day once the flavors had blended and the fennel had softened a bit. This makes a lot and for us the dressing wasn't enough as written. I made another half batch and thought it could have used even more but the next day it was just right. The flavor of the fennel was mild and not at all overpowering. I ran it through a food processor with the slicer attachment to get it nice and thin. Overall a good salad--I like it with a sprinkle of sea salt. Read More
(21)
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2006
This was good the first night and would have gotten a 4 but it was delicious the next day once the flavors had blended and the fennel had softened a bit. This makes a lot and for us the dressing wasn't enough as written. I made another half batch and thought it could have used even more but the next day it was just right. The flavor of the fennel was mild and not at all overpowering. I ran it through a food processor with the slicer attachment to get it nice and thin. Overall a good salad--I like it with a sprinkle of sea salt. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2008
Love it love it love it. Will make it again and again. Great if you slice the fennel on a mandolin. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2009
I love fennel salads and wanted a change from the beet and orange fennel salad I usually make. It had plenty of dressing to give everything a nice coating but it needs more flavor. Adding more Dijon would be a good first step. I don't think I will make this again but thank you for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2015
Very healthy salad which I made with tomatoes from my garden. I don't think I'll make it again though too much fennel for me and I love fennel. Thanks for recipe it gave me a way to use some watercress. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2020
9.7.20 The watercress was a nice change as far as salad greens go, but the stars in this salad are the fresh tarragon in the vinaigrette and the fennel. I love fresh tarragon, so I did add more of it to the tasty dressing. I sliced my fennel bulb on the mandolin, but I didn’t use the thinnest setting, and I will do that the next time. It was just a little chewy, so would suggest slicing as thinly as possible. I could see adding shrimp to this for an entree. Nice lunch, nice presentation, and it was enjoyed Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2021
Used arugula instead and only 3 tbsp of olive oil Read More
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