15th November 2008

    Fennel and Celery Salad – Dama Bianca

    One thing that can be a challenge if you subscribe to a CSA is, well, not wasting vegetables! Sometimes you get way more of a certain ingredient than you’d normally buy at the store, or you end up with vegetables that you’re not used to cooking with. That actually ends up being a bonus for us, as it’s forced us into finding completely new dishes or to adapt and explore ways to incorporate new ingredients into old favorites. A few days ago I looked in the fridge and realized that we had most of a bunch of celery and a fennel bulb left over from last week’s delivery. Just a couple minutes of searching turned up this extremely simple salad recipe from Gourmet magazine — the only thing I had to pick up was the mozzarella. Great success!

    Lisa says:

    Such a fresh-tasting salad!

    Chris says:

    It was extremely simple and quick to make.

    Lisa says:

    I really like the crunch from the celery and fennel.

    Chris says:

    The light dressing really brings out the flavor of the fennel — I’m a fan.

    Lisa says:

    Now I’m ready for dinner!

    Fennel and Celery Salad – Dama Bianca
    1 medium fennel bulb, stalks discarded
    3 pale inner (white) celery stalks, leaves discarded and stalks thinly sliced
    1/4 lb ball mozzarella, roughly torn
    1/4 tbsp grated lemon zest
    1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
    3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
    1/8 tsp fine sea salt
    freshly ground pepper

    Cut fennel in half lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise about 1/4 inch thick. Toss with celery and arrange on a platter with mozzarella. Whisk together zest, juice, oil, sea salt, and pepper and drizzle over salad.

    3-4 starter-size servings

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    There are currently 2 responses to “Fennel and Celery Salad – Dama Bianca”

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      On November 17th, 2008,[eatingclub] vancouver || js said:

      That is a beautiful salad. I love the colours (or the non-colours?)! Lovely.

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      On November 22nd, 2008,Daily Spud said:

      Mmm – I love the celery fennel combination – the salad sounds wonderfully light and zesty

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