Shaved Fennel and Melon Salad

Shaved Fennel and Melon Salad

If you live in most parts of the Northern Hemisphere, this is probably just what you need right now. A light and refreshing salad with fresh herbs and a jalapeño kick!


Shaved Fennel and Melon Salad

Unless, like me, you live in San Francisco… In which case we can totally enjoy all the benefits of this salad next month or something!

Karl the Fog will allow us to resume summer weather whenever he damn well pleases.

(And rightfully so, he’s quite a sight to behold.)


So, in the meantime, all of you regular weather people can enjoy a nice cooling salad, and I’ll just eat mine under a blanket.

It’s okay. I like blankets!

mint and jalapeno

This salad is my ideal kind of summer weather fare – it requires no heat and comes together in a few minutes. It’s the type of food that feels especially invigorating after a potential overload on corn dogs and fries at the county fair, or chips and guac on the couch.

salad prep

Fruits and veggies, you guys! Gotta do it.

And there is no reason they need to be boring.

I propose a new hashtag: #PutAJalapeñoOnIt. Everything is more exciting with jalapeño!

Shaved Fennel and Melon Salad


Shaved Fennel and Melon Salad

A mandoline does wonders for slicing the fennel and cantaloupe!




  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 medium fennel bulb, stalks & core removed, sliced very thin
  • 1/2 medium cantaloupe, peeled, sliced thin
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint leaves
  • feta cheese, to crumble on top


  1. In a small bowl combine the lemon zest and juice, olive oil and honey. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. In a larger bowl, lightly toss together the fennel, cantaloupe, jalapeño and mint. Add the salad dressing and toss to combine. Top with feta cheese.

Posted in: Fruit, Gluten-Free, No-Cook, One-Pot Dish, Quick & Easy, Salads, Sides, Summer, Vegetables, Vegetarian

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7 Responses to “Shaved Fennel and Melon Salad”

  1. Phyllis says:

    Love, love this!

  2. Carole says:

    Lovely work, Brittany! Would you be happy to link it in to the current Food on Friday over at Carole’s Chatter which is creating a collection of recipes using all sorts of melons? This is the link . I do hope to see you there. Cheers

  3. Mom says:

    I made this earlier this week and it was a hit! Wonderful blend of flavors!

  4. Easy yet delicious. Thanks for the recipe.


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