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Monday, April 14, 2014

Fennel and Apple Salad

This is one of my favorite salads.  It is super fresh and crispy and oh so good.  The fennel has a slight anise flavor and paired with the crisp apple and the tart juicy dressing with orange essence.. it's simply delicious.  Super easy to make, too. 

Fennel is a super healthy! Come on, you know I am going there.  Real quick with a link if you want to read more about this super food.  

Great source of vitamin C, fiber, folate and potassium.  In addition, it is a phytonutrient. Shown to reduce inflammation and to help prevent the occurrence of cancer.  There is a biological mechanism that shuts down the intercellular signaling system called tumor necrosis factor.. alright, I don't know how to explain all this.  Go here and read about it. 
Now for the recipe. 

Recipe notes:  
If you don't have orange marmalade.. you can sub honey and splash of orange juice.  

Fennel and Apple Salad

1 fennel bulb, sliced thin 
1 apple, sliced thin

In mason jar..
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup grape seed oil
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 t. dijon mustard
1T. orange marmalade
S + P

... Shake til emulsified and pour over the fennel and apple.  Toss together and serve.  
(This makes more dressing than you will need but it's great on any salad)

Super yummy additions that take this over the top:  
Orange sections
blue cheese crumbles

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