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Shaved Fennel and Arugula Salad + OXO Salad Tool Kit Giveaway

by Aggies Kitchen on June 12, 2013

(Disclosure: This prizes in this giveaway are provided by OXO.)

Shaved Fennel and Arugula Salad |  #salad #healthy #summer

Nothing makes me happier than a well made salad. If you’ve been reading this blog for some time, then you probably already know this. Fresh greens paired up with some extras and drizzled in a little dressing, well, it doesn’t take all that much to make me excited about eating salad. Call me weird, I know.

On our little staycation last week we ate out one night at a pizza place and of course started the meal with one of their salads on the menu. I chose the house salad which included shaved fennel, arugula, radicchio, Parmesan and lemon. Wowzers, this salad nailed it for me. It was SO fresh and flavorful, yet so simple. I think it was a little too lemony for my husband and daughter (my son doesn’t partake in salad eating just yet), but I was happy to finish what they didn’t want to eat.

Arugula salads have always been one of my favorites. I adore the light peppery bite from such a delicate green. With the addition of thinly sliced fennel, radicchio and good Parmesan cheese, this salad recipe was about to become one of my go to recipes this summer, I just know it.

Shaved Fennel and Arugula Salad |  #salad #healthy #summer

I knew when I got home I was going to have to recreate this simple little plate of greens for myself.

So I did.

Shaved Fennel and Arugula Salad |  #salad #healthy #summer

Shaved Fennel and Arugula Salad

Yield: about 4 servings

This salad is so simple and bursting with freshness! Perfect for summer, alongside anything grilled or as an addition to pizza night. Inspired by Giordano's house salad.


  • 1/2 bulb fennel, washed and trimmed of stems and leaves
  • 1/2 5 oz bag of arugula, washed and dried well
  • 1/2 small head of radicchio, sliced thin
  • Parmesan shavings
  • 1 -2 lemons, halved
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • pinch coarse salt and fresh ground pepper


  1. Using your handheld mandoline (or sharp knife), carefully slice your fennel very thin. Place in large bowl along with arugula and radicchio. Gently toss to combine.
  2. Using a vegetable peeler, take a block of Parmesan cheese and carefully cut shavings off block and into salad. Use as much or as little cheese as you would like.
  3. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over salad, followed by a drizzle of olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper and gently toss using tongs. Transfer to your serving plate, or serve straight out of your mixing bowl.

To celebrate a well made salad as well as continuing the celebration of my blog turning 5, OXO generously put together a fantastic salad making tool kit to give away to one lucky Aggie’s Kitchen reader. There are so many great things in this giveaway!! I can tell you that my salad spinner is used weekly in my house (if not more) and is the same OXO salad spinner I bought for myself when I first got married over 10 years ago, crazy right? And the hand-held mandoline is great for quick even slicing and perfect for those (like me) who may have a slight fear of using a mandoline. I used it to thinly slice up the fennel in this salad as well as for the cucumbers in one of my favorite summer salads, Kicked Up Cucumber Salad.

Enjoy and good luck!!

OXO Salad Tool Giveaway |

Giveaway Details

Salad Making Took Kit provided by OXO includes:

Salad Dressing Shaker

Salad Spinner

Oil Stopper & Pourer

Hand-Held Mandoline Slicer

3-piece Peeler Set

Tongs (choose a color!)

3-in-1 Avocado Slicer

Fruit Scoops


Starts today, Wednesday June 12 and ends Wednesday, June 19 at 12 noon (EST)

Sorry, giveaway open to US readers only. Winner will be chosen randomly using Pick Giveaway Winner plugin application. Winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond before another winner will be chosen.

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Leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite kind of salad is!

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Grilled Chicken and Avocado Salad!


Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen June 22, 2013 at 8:29 am

OXO tools make everything so much easier. Love this salad, so fresh and delicious.


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My favorite is southwest salad with grilled chicken


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