Rating: 4.8 stars
71 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 61
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a fresh and unusual salsa. Use it as an appetizer or on grilled meats. The fennel has a surprisingly light flavour. Perfect for summer. Serve with tortillas or sliced baguette.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the cucumber, fennel, avocado, red onion, banana peppers, cilantro, honey, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Allow mixture to sit 20 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

43 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 6.8g; fat 2g; sodium 18.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (56)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2009
This is really good! I made it once without the fennel because it was unavailable then again when I found it in a grocery store. Great both times! The flavors combine well and it looks nice. I have been eating this as a salad not salsa! Read More
(36)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/15/2016
I left out the avocado & banana peppers & I did not like it this way. As I made it the cilantro tasted very strong (and I normally love cilantro!). This recipe seems pretty forgiving so I would like to try it again with avocado & less cilantro. Read More
71 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 61
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2009
This is really good! I made it once without the fennel because it was unavailable then again when I found it in a grocery store. Great both times! The flavors combine well and it looks nice. I have been eating this as a salad not salsa! Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2010
This salsa recipe is just so yummy and fresh for summer cooking! I had some fennel that I got from our local CSA that I needed to cook so I found this recipe here - thanks so much for posting it! It is fresh tasting a bit crunchy and is great either with pita crisps or other semi-salty chips OR even better served over grilled salmon or chicken! I added a bit of lime juice too and added an additional avocado and used a regular cucumber from the CSA too and it was perfect! I think you could also add a little dijon mustard (1/4 t. or so) or a dash or two of green Tabasco to kick it up a bit... but otherwise it's perfect as is! My semi-picky husband and 6-year-old daughter loved it too! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2010
I belong to a farm share of which we sometimes get fennel in our share. Having no idea what to do with my fennel it said sadly in the back of the refrigerator. On a quest for salsa recipes (for all my tomatoes) I ran across this and gave it a try. Amazing! I've made it a couple of times for cookouts with rave reviews from the guests. My only change is that I used fresh lime juice in place of lemon juice and I left out the banana peppers. Read More
(22)
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2009
I tossed this with arugula and had it as a salad and it was very good. I doubled the avocado and used shallot rather than red onion (I prefer the milder flavor) and I used a touch of olive oil to soften up the arugula. Next time I'll add more banana peppers for more of a tangy/sweet kick. A nice light flavorful dish! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2010
This is freakin awesome!!!!!!! Thank you you wonderful women. It has changed my life!!!!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2011
I had fennel I got from the CSA program from a local farm. Having never used fennel before I didn't know what to do with it until I came across this recipe. FANTASTIC! It's light fresh crisp and perfect for hot summer days! Everyone loved it and now they are even requesting I bring it to BBQ's! I used lime juice instead of lemon though as I read in other reviews. We ate it with pita chips. I will definietly make this a summertime staple.:o) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2010
This was a great combo of flavors. I made it without the avocado and the peppers as I didn't have those. We had it with tortillas warmed refried beans and falafel. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2010
Yummy! The only changes I made were using shallots instead of onion and agave instead of honey. Eating it with a spoon! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2012
Just made this for a Salsa contest for Cinco de Mayo - and I took 2nd place! It is wonderful blend of flavors - worth 10 stars!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
07/15/2016
I left out the avocado & banana peppers & I did not like it this way. As I made it the cilantro tasted very strong (and I normally love cilantro!). This recipe seems pretty forgiving so I would like to try it again with avocado & less cilantro. Read More