Shaved Fennel, Apple & Red Onion Salad with Blue Cheese
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Serves: 4-6
This salad is great with a simple fillet of salmon or chicken breast for a light dinner or wonderful as a refreshing side with a heavier main course. All ingredient amounts are approximate, add and subtract to suit your taste.
  • 1 large bulb Fresh Fennel, fennel fronds reserved
  • ¼ large Red Onion
  • 1 medium Honeycrisp Apple
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Olive Oil
  • White Wine Vinegar
  • Salt & Coarse Ground Black Pepper
  • ¼ c. Buttermilk Blue Cheese, crumbled
  1. Shave fennel, onion, and apple on mandoline. If you don't have a mandoline, just slice ingredients as thin as you can. Sprinkle apples with lemon juice to prevent discoloration.
  2. Toss shaved vegetables and apples in large bowl, along with the feathery greens from the top of the fennel. Season with salt and pepper, dress with olive oil and vinegar.
  3. Transfer to a serving plate and top with crumbled blue cheese.
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