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Coleslaw with Fennel and Carrot

June 29, 2017 (Last Updated: November 4, 2020)

This coleslaw with fennel and carrot is such a surprising addition to any burger, sandwich, hot dog or just as a side dish. With a licorice, anise flavor, crunch of carrot and tangy dill zing, you can make any BBQ staple extra tasty!

A bowl of fennel & carrot coleslaw in a small white bowl, garnished with a fennel frond next to larger fennel fronds.

I always like taking old standards and sprucing them up a bit. This coleslaw is a great example. It’s not just tasty, it gussies up a boring burger so easily.

All you need is a food processor to chop your ingredients, and some cheese cloth to squeeze out excess moisture from the chopped fennel. Once your fennel is chopped, you’ll want to let it sit for about 5 minutes to allow its juices to release.

When it’s ready, simply add it to cheese cloth and squeeze out the juice. If you don’t do this step, your slaw will be a bit too mushy.

2 images, showing how to process fennel and squeeze in cheesecloth.

This coleslaw is also awesome on bratwursts! I love to throw a few on the grill and spoon a mountain of this on top! Bratwursts are always tastiest with some mustard, and the dill mustard in this recipe is such a perfect addition.

A small bowl of fennel coleslaw, topped with dill, on a table.

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A small bowl of fennel coleslaw, topped with dill, on a table.
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Homemade Coleslaw with Fennel and Carrot

This fennel and carrot coleslaw is such a surprising addition to any burger, sandwich, hot dog or just as a side dish. With a licorice, anise flavor, crunch of carrot and tangy dill zing, you can make any BBQ staple extra tasty!
You'll require a food processor and cheesecloth for this recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Resting5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ, fennel
Servings: 1 Cup
Calories: 80kcal

Ingredients

  • A medium-large fennel bulb
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 tsp. dill mustard
  • 1 tsp. mayo
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Wash and cut away the fronds from the bulb. Save some of the greens from the fronds to mix into your slaw. You can also place a little wisp on top if you're serving in it a bowl.
  • Chop your fennel into small pieces to fit in a food processor. Grind until nicely chopped. Make sure not to chop too much. You don’t want it to be mush.
  • Remove chopped fennel and let sit in a bowl for about 5 minutes. It will begin to release fennel juice.
  • Grind your carrot just as you ground your fennel.
  • Spoon fennel into cheese cloth and squeeze out as much juice as you can and place in a mixing bowl with your chopped carrot.
  • Add mustard, mayo and sugar, and mix.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 10190IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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