Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Shaved Fennel Salad

Fennel is something that I am really beginning to love. I avoided it for many years because I knew that it had anise/black licorice flavor, but when I first tried it raw in a salad last year, I discovered that it is really delicious, and that the anise flavor is not very pronounced.

When my brother and sister were here we needed a quick salad to enjoy after church. This one fit the bill. Lots of yummy veggies and flavors and the only prep work is slicing a few things.
I added more arugula than the recipe called for, to make sure that this salad would last a couple of days.

It is delicious that day it is made, but it is so good a few days later. I topped it with some canned tuna a few days after my siblings went home and my kids loved it that way. I have made this salad 3 times in the past few weeks because it is so great in the summer time.


Here is the recipe for Shaved Fennel Salad from 101 Cookbooks
* I added some thinly sliced celery
* I used almonds instead of pine nuts
* I didn't measure my lemon juice or olive oil- I just adjusted it by taste
* I added more arugula than called for


6 comments:

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Love this summer salad. I made a salad for dinner last night.

bellini said...

I tried a similar salad for the first time a few months ago at a cooking chool and have been making it ever since!

Lindsey Johnson said...

Uh...YUM. I actually have some fennel growing in my garden right now. I thought it drowned with all of our rain. If you were neighbor, like I wish you were, I would share some with you. They are just babies right now, but they are so darling.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

I have fennel growing in the garden - now I know what I'm going to do with it! Thanks:)
Mary

SellWoWAccount said...

I've seen a post with a recipe having fennel on it too. Wow! Fennel is finally recognized! :D

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Aggie said...

You always post recipes that I would totally make. Love the way this salad looks. I am a big fan of fennel. I usually make it with sliced oranges and just a little drizzle of olive oil. This looks so refreshing!!

Hope you are doing well :)