This salad is crunchy, sweet, salty, bright, and refreshing—in other words, it’s perfect for summer. Peak-of-freshness peaches are the way to go here: If they’re still ripe, but a little firm, that’s perfect. Bonus points if you get them at a roadside stand. If you can find fennel with intact fronds, get that rather than fennel with the tops cut off—the fronds help make the salad feel special. Serve with flaky white fish and a nice glass of white wine or rosé. 

Julia Levy

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Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Yield:
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Shave fennel bulb into thin slices using a mandolin. Toss together fennel slices, peach, celery, celery leaves, and half of the cheese in a bowl.

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  • Stir together lemon zest and juice, honey, thyme, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Slowly drizzle in oil, whisking constantly, until smooth and combined. Drizzle over fennel-peach mixture; toss gently to coat. Transfer to a platter; sprinkle with remaining cheese and reserved fennel fronds. Serve immediately.