recipe: shaved "summer whites" salad

When the weather heats up, I keep my cool with no-fuss, veggie-centric recipes - like this shaved fennel, radish & cucumber salad. It also makes for a simple, portable addition to any bbq or picnic.

Shaved "Summer Whites" Salad

  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 1 cucumber
  • 4-6 small radishes
  • Half a block of feta
  • 1 lemon (juice of)
  • 1/4 cup za’atar
  • olive oil
  1. Wash all vegetables well. Cut the core out of the bottom of the fennel bulb and the tips off of the radishes.
  2. Use a mandolin to shave all vegetables into a large mixing bowl. (Save the stems of the fennel, chop finely and add to mixture as well.)
  3. Add za’atar, crumbled feta, lemon juice and a generous drizzle of olive oil.
  4. Toss together and serve
  • You can also chop these ingredients finely with a large kitchen knife, but shaving is preferable for texture.
  • If you are not planning on serving the salad immediately, hold off on the olive oil and feta until just before serving.
  • If you cannot find za’atar at your spice shop, you can find a recipe for this spice blend here