Wine Country Recipe: Fennel-Apple Slaw with Aged Cheddar on Pita Toast

March 24th, 2013

Looking for a simple snack for spring?  Try this quick and easy recipe for Fennel-Apple Slaw!  Remember to use farmer’s market ingredients for the freshest and best-tasting produce.

Recipe courtesy of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa


Fennel-Apple Slaw

1 fennel bulb
1 green apple
1/2 bun chives
1/2 bun parsley
Oil, salt & pepper, lemon juice to taste

Aged white cheddar – as much as you like!



Cut off the green top and root bottom of the fennel.  Cut the white bulb in half and thinly slice.  Save a small bunch of green fennel fronds and set aside.
Core the apple, and slice into little sticks.
Finely chop chives and parsley.
In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine all together seasoning with salt, pepper, oil and lemon juice. Let sit for at least 15-30 minutes to marinate.

Pita bread

Cut pita into bite-size pieces, season with oil, salt and pepper.  Bake in 375 degree oven for about 10 mins or golden brown. Let cool completely.

Cut a piece of cheese to fit on top of pita.
Top with the fennel-apple slaw and garnish with a bit of fennel frond.

Pairs perfectly with sparkling Pinot Grigio! Click below to taste the sparkling Pinot Grigio with South Coast Winery master winemaker Jon McPherson – cheers!


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