Monday, January 30, 2012

Green Apple Fennel Salad

There's no real recipe for this since it's a salad, but the combination of flavors were so delicious I had to share.  

Fennel tastes like black licorice which is hilarious because I HATE black licorice.  When you mix it with tart green apple, peppery arugala, with fresh lemon juice and olive oil, something magical happens and you get this unbelievably bright and refreshing taste.

I like garnishing salads to make them special so I utilized the fronds of the fennel to add a little somethin' somethin' to the top.

I tried plating the salad two different ways.  I piled the fennel, green apples, and fronds that had been tossed with lemon juice and olive oil and then placed it on TOP of a little bed of arugala (shown in the first two photos).  Here and below, I tossed everything together.  I think I prefer it this way.

What do you think?

Here's to starting the week off with something besides meat and cheese.  Don't worry, the Super Bowl is right around the corner so I'll get back on track.  Stay hungry! 

Green Apple Fennel Salad Recipe
1 Fennel Bulb
1/2 Green Apple 
Fennel Fronds
Lemon Juice
Good Olive Oil 
Salt & Pepper

Slice the fennel and green apple as this as possible.  If you have a mandolin, this would be the perfect time to use it.  Add some fennel fronds, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, and drizzle of olive oil and some salt and pepper.  Whenever I add acid and olive oil to a salad, I just eyeball it, usually 1 part acid 2 parts oil.  Enjoy! 

1 comment:

  1. I hate black licorice too! But, like you, I also enjoy a good fennel salad :)


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