Florence fennel, radicchio and apple salad with roasted pecans

Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 06:00

  • Serves: 4
  • Cooking Time: 5 mins
  • Course: Salads
  • Cuisine: Fusion


  • 2 bulbs fennel
  • 1 head radicchio, torn
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • Half bunch fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 2 large lemons, juiced and zested
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 40g pecans
  • 2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tsp demerara sugar
  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper


1. Preheat an oven to 180 degrees Celsius or equivalent.

2. Place the pecans on a lined baking tray, season with demerara sugar, Cajun and a drizzle of olive oil.

3. Roast for three to five minutes, give the pecans a mix and roast for a further three to five minutes. Keep an eye on them because the will cook quickly.

4. Remove from the oven and set aside.

5. Put the juice and zest of the lemons into a large mixing bowl. 

6. Thinly the fennel and add straight to the lemon juice, so it doesn’t go brown.

7. Core the apples and slice into thin wedges and add them to the bowl.

8. Add the torn radcchio and dill and season generously with salt and pepper.

9. Transfer to a serving dish, scatter the roasted pecans over the top and serve.