Sunday, June 2, 2013

Fennel Salad

Trying out fennel salad had been on my mind for a long time, but getting fennel bulbs in Bangalore was not that easy.  Once I did see  one lonely piece languishing in a high end  store, but it's state stopped me from buying it.
Yesterday I got really fresh fennel at a hyper mart and I wasted no time in picking it up.
Here is my first try at Fennel Salad.
















Ingredients serves 4:
Fennel                      1 med. sized bulb
Apple                       1/2
Pear                         1/2
Onion                       1/2
Pomegranate.            3 tbsp for garnishing

Dressing :
Lemon juice.             1 tbsp
Salt.                         1/2 tsp or to taste
Extra virgin olive oil  2 tbsp
Ground pepper          1/2 tsp

Topping:
Toasted walnuts         2 tbsp
Pomegranate.            3 tbsp 
Chopped mint.          2 tbsp

Method:
  1. Using a large grater blade , grate fennel, apple, pear and onion.
  2. Add a tsp of lemon juice immediately to avoid oxidation. Mix lightly, cover with a cling film and refrigerate till serving time.
  3. Mix  vigorously all ingredients mentioned under dressing.
  4. Pour the dressing over salad. Mix lightly.
  5. Top with toasted pine nuts/ walnuts, pomegranate seeds and mint.
  6. Serve immediately.
Note: you can adjust the quantity of lemon juice depending on your taste.