Mean Chef's Shaved Fennel, Mushroom and Parmesan Salad

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by newspapergal

This recipe was posted by Mean Chef; I adopted it after he departed the site. Mean's comments: "Recipe from Alice Waters. A very tasty and striking salad - all white."

Top Review by CookstoRelax

Absolutely delicious! I used less cheese than called for but this is a very cool refreshing salad. If you're looking for something different to perk up a cook out this is it!


  1. Wash and trim fennel bulbs- cut away feathery tops and root end.
  2. Using a vegetable slicer or mandolin, slice the fennel as thinly as possible and scatter over a plate or platter.
  3. Drizzle with 2 tbl of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Shave mushrooms into paper thin slices and scatter over fennel.
  5. Season with more salt and pepper, a squeeze of lemon juice and the remaining olive oil.
  6. With a cheese slicer or vegetable peeler, shave about 30 thin slivers of parmesan on top of the fennel and mushrooms.
  7. Serve immediately.

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