Really delicious and worth the hassle of trying to find fennel in Colorado. Yes, we are really that backward in the culinary sense. Be sure to slice the fennel as thin as possible. I was short of time and so used a bottled light raspberry vinaigrette and it was still fabulous. Ran out, bought another fennel bulb tonight (now that I know where to get them!) and made it again, adding shallots to the vinaigrette. One of the new favorite salads at our house.