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This quirky combination of Avocado, Fennel, and Cucumber makes one outrageously delicious salsa that will change everything you’ve ever thought about fennel. 

Avocado Fennel Salsa in a white bowl.

We love to look for ways to use fennel in our cooking. It is so good for you! If you haven’t jumped on the fennel band wagon you should. Fennel has a licorice flavor to it which makes it unlike a lot of other vegetables out there, especially green ones. Its unusual flavor makes it a fun ingredient to work with. This salsa is so light and refreshing and makes the perfect summer snack. With cucumber, fennel, and avocado it is also packed full of vitamins and nutrients too. It’s flavorful, bright, and delicious!

How do I cut fennel?

Start by cutting the bulb away from the leafy stems, then slice off the base end where the roots were. You’ll be left with a white bulb. You can now slice and dice this portion. The entire vegetable that you purchase is edible, including the leaves and stems. This recipe only calls for the bulb.

Chip dipping into some Avocado Fennel Salsa in a white bowl.

If you like this salsa, you may be interested in some of our other unique salsa recipes:

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Avocado Fennel Salsa in a white bowl.
This quirky combination of Avocado, Fennel, and Cucumber makes one outrageously delicious salsa that will change everything you've ever thought about fennel. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
  • 1 fennel bulb diced small
  • 1 cucumber diced small
  • 1/2 red onion minced
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 avocados diced
  • In a large mixing bowl, toss together fennel, cucumber, onion, and cilantro.
  • Stir in lime juice, sugar, and salt.
  • Gently fold in avocado. Serve at room temperature or chilled.


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 448mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 15.4mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.7mg
Course: Appetizer, Side
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Avocado Fennel Salsa

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I'm glad your book club liked it! It's one of those things that sounds weird, but tastes amazing. I'm going to make it for a family reunion this summer along with a couple other "adventurous" salsas.


Thanks for the recipe! I made it for my book club meeting last night and everyone loved it. It was gone before the night ended and several people asked for the recipe.

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