Healthy raw easy salad fennel celery root apple buttermilk yogurt dressing
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Shaved Fennel, Celery Root, and Apple Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Cuisine: Salad
Servings: 2


  • 1 medium head of fennel
  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 medium celery root
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup plain non-fat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoon pine nuts pumpkin seeds, OR hazelnuts
  • 1 bunch watercress


  • Using a tabletop, small mandolin, slice the fennel, celery root and apple into very thin slices. I set mine on the thinnest setting. It's important that they be thin since it's a raw salad. Place in a medium bowl, sprinkle on a little lemon juice to keep from turning brown, and toss. Set aside while you make the dressing.
  • Mince the clove of garlic as finely as possible, almost to a paste. Place in a small bowl. Add the yogurt, buttermilk, vinegar, lemon juice, and mustard, and whisk together.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste, and add to the fennel / celery root / apple mixture and toss. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to seep into the vegetables.
  • Just before serving, add the watercress and toss again.Top with pine nuts, pumpkin seeds or hazelnuts.