Thursday, March 27, 2008

Shaved Fennel and Grapefruit Salad

Okay, I loved this salad. It was light and refreshing with an explosion of textures and flavors. The sour citrus, crunchy fennel, salty Parmesan and slightly sweet dressing all on a bed of delicately dressed watercress makes for a party in your mouth. I would absolutely say that you have to like grapefruit to enjoy it.
Shaved Fennel and Grapefruit Salad

1 bulb fennel
1 bunch watercress
1 grapefruit
Parmesan shavings
Juice of grapefruit core
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp honey
1 T. olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Cut peel off grapefruit and cut out sections, leaving the membranes behind (use that to get the juice for the dressing) Cut fennel into thin slices. Mix all ingredients of the dressing and lightly dress the watercress with half of it. Place watercress, fennel and grapefruit on the plate, drizzle with remaining dressing and top with Parmesan shavings.


Simply...Gluten-free said...

Yum, I love the combination of citrus and fennel. So light and refreshing. I used to live in Los Gatos, I miss the S.F. Bay area. I go back often to visit family and friends. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog.

Deborah Dowd said...

This sounds like a light and wonderful salad! I am a recent convert to fennel, so I will have to give this a try!