Crunchy Fennel Salad with Pumpkin Seeds

This salad is so delicate and beautiful. Using light buttery greens makes the dish elegant enough for a special occasion but hearty enough for a week night dinner too. This one always wows them at a brunch (so I volunteer for salad duty often!) De-lish!
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fennel, salad
Servings: 4


  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 2 small fennel bulbs trimmed, halved vertically and sliced
  • 3 celery stalks sliced into 1/4 inch slices (or rough chopped, whatever! most of us are moms!)
  • ½ cup fresh Italian parsley leaves chopped
  • ¼ cup toasted, salted pumpkin seeds (or pepitas)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ cup Parmesan cheese optional


  • Chop butter lettuce into bite-sized pieces.
  • Combine fennel, celery, parsley, and pumpkin seeds in large bowl.
  • Whisk lemon juice and oil in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Toss salad mixture with lemon oil dressing.
  • Top with Parmesan cheese (optional).


**The parmesan cheese adds a nice texture to the salad but if you're dairy-free, no need to add. It's still just as delicious. I often leave the cheese off as I eat dairy so rarely.
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