Fennel salad with olives and lime

Simple fennel salad with olives and lime.
Simple fennel salad with olives and lime. Photo: William Meppem

An easy side for barbecues, dinner parties or a night in.


½ white onion, thinly sliced

100g green Sicilian olives, pitted and crushed

30ml fresh lime juice, plus extra if needed

2 bulbs baby fennel, thinly sliced, green fronds reserved

60ml (¼ cup) olive oil

50g fresh coriander, tender sprigs and leaves


1. Rinse onion slices, then drain. Combine onion, olives and lime juice in a large bowl; season with salt and pepper.

2. Add fennel and fronds and toss to coat. Season with salt, pepper and more lime juice, if needed.

3. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with coriander and cracked pepper to serve.

Tip: Rinsing the raw onion slices helps to mellow their flavour.

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