This creamy Fennel Slaw is so good and so simple to make. It is made with fresh sliced fennel, cabbage, red onion, and apples all mixed in a creamy yogurt dill dressing. Packed with nutrition and is so satisfying and delicious. A perfect healthy side dish!
Fennel slaw is a fun twist on traditional coleslaw that is loaded with vibrant, crunchy, and fresh flavors and makes an amazing creamy side dish! This healthy coleslaw pairs so well with these air fryer salmon patties or this healthy turkey burger.
We love any healthy salad and this apple fennel slaw is a go-to for any backyard party or BBQ. It makes a great addition to any party and you can pull it together in minutes!
You may also love this roasted fennel that goes well with so many things. And is another way to enjoy this amazing vegetable.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Quick and easy side dish – this fennel slaw pairs perfectly with so many things, especially fish or chicken.
- Healthy and delicious – packed with nutrition and loaded with great flavor.
- Stores great – this salad stores great and is even better the next day.
- Crowd pleaser – this is a recipe that everyone will love and will likely be surprised by!
- Great for weight loss – this slaw has fiber and protein to keep you fuller longer. Plus, it is so DELICIOUS!
Fennel Slaw Ingredients
- Fennel – you can slice it yourself or buy pre-sliced fennel at most grocery stores.
- Shredded cabbage – you could use green or purple cabbage, even pre-shredded will work great!
- Apple – I used a pink lady apple but any type will work. Granny smith apples would be great in this slaw recipe.
- Red onion – sliced or diced.
- Lemon – the zest + the juice of a lemon. I recommend you zest it first, then juice it.
- Greek yogurt – plain nonfat is what I used but you can also use full fat. Just make sure to use plain greek yogurt.
- Dill – fresh dill is best but dried dill will also work in a pinch.
- Red wine vinegar – apple cider vinegar will work as well. This gives the dressing a nice sippy flavor.
- Dijon mustard – I used gluten-free but any would work.
- Mayo – I chose to use avocado mayo but you can use regular mayo as well.
- Honey – or real maple syrup for a hint of sweetness.
- Salt & pepper – used to enhance all of the crazy good flavors.
How to make fennel slaw with apples
- Add all of the slaw ingredients to a bowl.
- Mix up the yogurt dill dressing by adding all of the dressing ingredients to a bowl. Then whisk well to combine into a creamy dressing.
- Pour the dressing over the fennel slaw and toss to coat everything.
- Serve and enjoy!
Recipe Substitutions and Tips
- You can use any type of shredded cabbage in this fennel slaw recipe.
- Slice the fennel, onion, and apples thinly so they mix well with the rest of the ingredients. It also makes the slaw easier to eat.
- Any type of apple will work. Just make sure they are fresh and crisp for the best flavor.
- Switch up the red onion with sliced shallots for a more kid-friendly version.
- Mix the dressing until it is nice and smooth so it pours and mixes in with the slaw better.
- To make this recipe dairy free use non-dairy plain Greek yogurt.
Fennel slaw goes well with so many dishes and it makes the perfect quick and easy side dish that everyone will go crazy for. Here are a few delicious ways to serve it!
- Chicken or fish – pair it with some chicken breast, bbq chicken, or salmon for a quick and easy weeknight meal.
- On a burger – this slaw would be delicious on top of a turkey burger or a chicken burger.
- As a healthy side dish – serve it alongside some meatloaf or pork tenderloin for a fun family-friendly feast.
Storing this healthy coleslaw
You can store this slaw in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Which makes it a wonderful make-ahead recipe!
More healthy salad recipes to try!
- Easy Strawberry Kale Salad
- Creamy Carrot Raisin Salad
- 10 Minute Chopped Italian Salad
- Crunchy Curry Chicken Salad
- Caesar Pasta Salad – Simple Veganista
- Healthy Tuna Pasta Salad
- Classic House Salad
- Easy Cucumber Radish Salad
Did you try this fennel slaw recipe? If you did then please leave a rating and comment below. I would love to hear how yours turned out!Print