Apple & Fennel Salad
Serves 4
Usually I do not use fennel in my cooking as it has quite a strong flavour. It’s one of those ‘’love it or hate it’’ kind of vegetables, however, it works just fine in this recipe together with sweet apple and creamy gorgonzola. It’s perfect for a starter or as a light snack. Give it a go as you never know until you try!
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 100g Green beans
  2. 130g Gorgonzola
  3. 2 tsp Sherry vinegar
  4. 3 tbsp Crème fraiche
  5. 1 tbsp Olive oil
  6. ¼ tsp Salt
  7. pinch of Black pepper
  8. 2 sprigs of Tarragon
  9. 1 Fennel bulb
  10. 1 Apple
  11. ½ Red onion bulb
  12. 50g Radish
  13. ½ Pomegranate
  14. 60g Watercress
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Instructions
  1. Steam or boil green beans until fully cooked (about 10-15min). Set aside to cool down.
  2. While beans are cooking, make the dressing. Crumble 30g of gorgonzola into a large bowl and beat it with a spoon for paste-like texture.
  3. Add vinegar, crème fraiche and olive oil, season with salt and pepper and mix well.
  4. Chop the leaves from 2 sprigs of tarragon and add to the dressing.
  5. Thinly slice (I use the mandoline slicer) fennel, apple and add those to the bowl with dressing. Gently mix it all making sure fennel and apple are covered fully with the dressing. Set aside
  6. Thinly slice half of the red onion and radish.
  7. To serve place a little nest of watercress onto the plate, on top of that put fennel and apple mix, green beans, radish and crumble the remaining gorgonzola.
  8. To finish it up sprinkle some onion and pomegranate seeds and serve immediately.
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