Onion & Fennel Salad



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    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      15 min

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Japanese Food Made Easy

Japanese Food Made Easy

By Aya Nishimura

Published 2020

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Normally, we only use onions for this recipe, but the subtle aniseed flavour of fennel works surprisingly well with this dish, so I decided to add it. Spanish or Italian white onions tend to be sweeter, so I recommend using those.



  • 1 white onion
  • ½ fennel bulb, about 200 g (7


Fill a large bowl with ice-cold water. Set a mandolin over the bowl and slice the onion and fennel into paper-thin slices. Leave the vegetables in the water for 10 minutes, or until they crisp up. This process will also help to get rid of any harsh onion taste.

Drain the vegetables in a colander. Arrange the onion and fennel on plates, sprinkle with the katsuobushi and shichimi togarash