A+ Salad (Celery & Fennel)

August 19, 2018
A+ Salad (Celery & Fennel)

Author Notes:

I brought this to a dinner party recently, and my dear friend Naomi said it was "A Plus..."


Serves: 8
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 5 min


  • 5 ounces baby arugula (washed and dried)
  • 1 large fennel bulb, very thinly sliced
  • 8 stalks celery, thinly sliced ON THE DIAGONAL
  • 1/3 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 2 large lemons
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/3 cup shelled pistachios, chopped fine
In This Recipe


  1. Grate zest of one lemon into a medium bowl. Squeeze juice from both lemons to yield 1/3 cup juice. Add to zest in bowl.
  2. Add sugar, salt, ground pepper and olive oil to lemon zest/juice mixture. Whisk together to create the dressing.
  3. Place sliced celery and fennel into dressing mixture to coat thoroughly (or let sit for 30-60 minutes).
  4. Place arugula into a serving bowl and pour dressed celery/fennel over it; sprinkle with parsley and pistachios. Toss salad before serving.

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