Recipe by chrissiek
"A great summer or fall salad with a lemon dressing. Great for company! This makes very large portions of a side salad, so it can be for 4 to 6 people depending on the portion given."
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extra-virgin olive oil
fresh lemon juice
fennel bulbs, cored and thinly sliced
toasted pine nuts
grape tomatoes, halved
freshly grated Parmesan cheese
After experiencing (and loving!) a Stilton/fennel salad at a local restaurant - I quickly went and bought 5 fennels- with no idea how to make it. This was a crunchy and rich recipe I'll be adding to the recipe book. I also made a version with romaine lettuce instead of arugula and added a little white balsamic- refreshing!!!! Thanks Chrissiek:)
We tried this salad tonight and were not overly impressed. All we could taste was the parmesan, maybe because we bought is pre-grated? It's worth another try but we will definitely leave out the cheese.
I usually use a mandolin to slice the fennel and a milk frother stick to mix the dressing. Be careful with the dressing as it is very tart and a little goes a long way. This salad is tart and delicious!
Delicious and tangy!
A delicious and bright salad! Possibly the best I've tasted in a years time!
This salad was so delicious! I just love the lemon dressing and how well all these ingredients taste together. I took this on three occasions to work for lunch, adding the lemon dressing the night before each time. The arugula and tomatoes soak up all the dressing, and the fennel stays crisp. Don't forget the Parmesan, as it really ties in all of the flavors beautifully. Thanks for a great recipe!
I didn't believe it was go delicious after seeing how simple the recipe is. I omitted the pine nuts and parmesan since I didn't have any available and it was superb! I can't stop eating it. Thank you for the recipe, it's a keeper!!
Amazing salad! I've taken this to two dinner parties and everyone was raving about it and asking for the recipe (and it's hard to wow people with salad!). The fennel and arugula are great together but the real winner is the dressing (such fresh flavor...would be good on any salad). I did make one change...I added 2 tsp of honey because it was a little too tart for my taste. But the flavor was great even without the honey and some may like it really tart.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 185
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