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Fennel and Apple Salad with Sharp White Cheddar Recipe

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Fennel and Apple Salad with Sharp White Cheddar Recipe

Fennel and Apple Salad Recipe

Photo by Jennifer Meier
Crunchy and refreshing with alluring flavors, this salad is great alone or tossed with a few handfuls of arugula or baby salad greens. To contrast the cool flavors of the fennel and apple, consider adding a little bit of spicy jalapeno pepper, too.

Sharp cheddar tastes best in this salad. Some to consider are Bravo Cheddar, Flagship Cheddar or Grafton cheddar.

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 fennel bulb, very thinly sliced
  • 2 green apples, sliced into matchsticks
  • 3 ounces sharp white cheddar, thinly sliced with a cheese plane
  • optional: 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon walnut oil
  • 2 tablespoons canola, grapeseed or sunflower oil
  • sea salt to taste

Preparation:

In a large bowl combine fennel, apple and cheddar. Add jalapeno if using. Other greesn, such as arugula, can also be added.

In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice and both oils.

Pour the dressing over the salad. Toss. Add sea salt to taste.

If kept in an air-tight container in the refrigerator, the dressed salad will stay crisp overnight but tastes best if eaten within 24 hours.

© recipe 2012 Jennifer Meier licensed to About.com, Inc.

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