20 July 2009

Recipe for Fennel Salad

Recipe for Fennel Salad

I love fennel.  It’s one of those underused but truly delicious vegetables.  I love its aniseed-like flavour and its texture.  It tastes delicious cold in a salad or warm cooked as a vegetable.  The Italians love it, so I love it.

To make a fennel salad:

To serve two, you'll need:

1 fennel bulb

1 red onion or 2 spring onions

1 small handful parsley

½ lemon, squeezed

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Salt and pepper

Chop the fennel bulb into thin rings and put in bowl.  Slice the onion finely and separate into rings and put into bowl.  Pour lemon juice, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper into a jug and mix together with whisk or fork.  Pour over vegetables and toss together.  Garnish with parsley.