Monday, February 22, 2010

ariel's making ... winter citrus salad with fennel

my friend jenny brought an amazing salad to brunch a few weeks ago with fennel in it and it inspired me to make my own salad using this much unappreciated and tasty vegetable. my mom had given us a pomelo (to celebrate chinese new year) and i also had some amazingly sweet oranges from the farmers' market, so i thought i'd try making a citrus salad with some fennel in it.

for this salad you'll need:

2 or 3 types of organic citrus fruit (oranges, pomelo, tangerines, blood oranges, etc. etc.)
fresh organic fennel

for the dressing you'll need:

2 T. minced organic red onion
1 T. organic mustard
1 T. organic extra virgin olive oil
1 t. organic maple syrup
the juice of 1 organic lemon
pepper and salt to taste

if you do use pomelo, i suggest peeling off the translucent skin around the juicy flesh. this takes a bit of time, but it removes the bitterness and makes the salad that much better.

chop the fennel very thinly and mix with the citrus fruits and dressing.

delish -- and a very exotic flavor with the mix of mustard, fennel and citrus!

the salad was part of our lunch, which also included a cold soba salad with a soft boiled egg and some freshly chopped romaine lettuce. wowo -- it was a great lunch.

have fun with fennel darlings!!



1 comment:

  1. Aww, thanks for the shout out, Ariel! I can't get enough of fennel these days, I put it with everything. Dorran and I did an egg scramble with fennel, chorizo and shallots it was yummy too! Keep up the awesome cooking. Love it.