Fennel, Spinach & Coolattin Cheddar Cheese Salad

Fennel, Spinach & Coolattin Cheddar Cheese Salad


byCathy Farrell owner of The Kitchen @ Gorey  

ofCathy Farrell owner of The Kitchen @ Gorey  

This recipe by the Kitchen @ Gorey Fennel is a good source of dietary fibre and vitamin C, a vitamin used in the body’s defence against infections. Read More
Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

2-3 Minutes


1-2 People


• 2 small fennel bulbs, trimmed, halved lengthways and finely sliced
• 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil + extra to serve
• ¼ cup pine nuts
• 1 garlic clove, crushed
• ¼ cup lemon juice
• 100g baby spinach leaves
• 100g Coolattin Cheddar cheese, shaved


Place fennel in a large bowl.
Set aside. In a small frying pan over medium heat until hot.
Add pine nuts and cook, for 2-3 minutes until golden.
Remove from the heat and add the garlic and lemon juice.
Drizzle hot pine nut mixture over the fennel.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Toss gently to combine and set aside.
Toss spinach and Coolattin Cheddar through fennel.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Drizzle with olive oil and serve.

You may also like

  • Darina Allen’s Christmas Chocolate Yule Log

    Darina Allen's Yule Log is the perfect addition to a traditional Christmas celebration. This is just one of many, many recipes that world renowned chef Darina has created. Students from all over the world flock to her Ballymaloe Cookery School to soak...
  • Jenny Flynn’s Humble Christmas Trifle – Faithlegg

    Jenny Flynn is the award-winning head chef at Faithlegg, a hotel buried deep in the quiet Waterford countryside, but very close to the sights and shopping in Waterford City
  • Irish Seafood Chowder

    Bill Kelly is the fourth generation to head up this hotel, and we think it really sums up Rosslare. It has been such an integral part of this beachside location and now International Europort since 1895, that to imagine the place without it is unthinkable....