|Fennel, Apple and Orange Salad|
Let's see by a show of hands, how many of you have cooked with Fennel? Hmm.
Okay. How many of you have even tasted Fennel?
Allow me to introduce you to a fresh-tasting, delightful veggie that you just might like! Fennel looks a little like celery with a fine hair-like top. It's pretty and will remind you of licorice, but with a bright, crisp flavor.
This salad is a pleasant change from the usual lettuce greens salad, adding some variety to your repertoire of uncooked side dishes.
Fennel, Apple and Orange Salad (makes 2-4 servings)
1 medium uncooked fennel bulb, thin-sliced
3 medium apples, Macintosh or Gala preferred, diced
4 medium oranges, sectioned, seeds removed (canned and drained mandarin oranges can be substituted)
1 medium uncooked red onion, thinly sliced
1 Tablespoon frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 head Boston Lettuce, torn (or any salad greens you have on hand)
Combine all ingredients, except lettuce, in a large bowl. Toss with lettuce and serve