Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Fennel and Apple Salad

One of my favorite things to do is to look in my refrigerator for ingredients just lying around, and turn them into something yummy!  That's just what I did today at lunchtime.  I had a fennel bulb in my fridge (I used the trimmings in a fish stock the other day), so I decided to whip something up revolving around the distinctive flavor of fennel.  Some people don't like or haven't even tried fennel - I hadn't tasted it until only a couple of years ago - but I think it's one of the most interesting, fresh tasting ingredients out there. One day I'll have to post my interpretation of Prune's Braised Fennel in Trout Roe Butter, but until then, here's my Fennel and Apple Salad... Hope you enjoy it!

  • 1 fennel bulb, chopped
  • 1 Honeycrisp apple, cored & chopped (or your favorite variety of apple)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 handful of raw walnuts, chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons of Brianna's Homestyle Poppy Seed Dressing
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Prepare all of the ingredients. Squeeze the lemon wedge on the apple just after chopping to prevent the apple from browning.

In a large bowl, mix together the fennel, apple, walnuts, and cilantro. Add some sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Stir in the Brianna's Homestyle Poppy Seed Dressing. Done! :)

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