Shaved Carrot, Fennel and Bok Choy Salad


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time15 mins
  • Makes4 Adult Sized Servings
Shaved Carrot, Fennel and Bok Choy Salad


  • 1 small fennel bulb, (about 4 cups, sliced)

  • 2 carrots

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 4 baby bok choy, (about 250 g)

  • 3 tbsp unseasoned rice vinegar

  • 2 tbsp canola oil

  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil

  • 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp grated ginger

  • 1/4 tsp sriracha

  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds


  • Trim stalks from fennel. Cut into quarters, and use a mandolin or a sharp knife to slice very thinly (remove the core afterward).

  • Peel carrots, and then use peeler to make long carrot ribbons. Combine fennel and carrots in a serving bowl. Sprinkle with salt and toss. Let stand 10 min to soften slightly.

  • Cut bok choy on the bias into long strips and add to carrots and fennel.

  • Combine rice vinegar, canola oil, sesame oil, soy sauce, grated ginger, and sriracha in a bowl. Pour over vegetable mixture and toss to combine. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and top with fried tofu "croutons.”

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 196, Protein 3g, Carbohydrates 14g, Fat 16g, Fibre 5g, Sodium 703mg.


Sprinkling vegetables with a little salt and letting them sit softens them without cooking.

This article was originally published on Dec 11, 2013

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