I love the taste of fennel. It's similar to black licorice, with a sweet flavor that is great raw or cooked. I thought that it would go especially well with tangy and sweet clementines topped with an acidic splash of lemon combined with savory garlic.
Fennel and Clementine Salad with Lemon Garlic Dressing
By Caroline Mac
Makes 1 serving
1/2 bulb of fennel, outer layer peeled and thinly sliced, some greens reserved for garnish
Approx. 1 cup salad greens of choice (I used Trader Joe's Power Greens)
1 clementine, peeled and broken into sections
1 t olive oil
1/2 t lemon juice
1/2 t apple cider vinegar
1/4 t minced garlic
1/8 t ground black pepper
1/8 t Penzey's Trinidad Lemon Garlic seasoning (You can use a combination of lemon pepper and garlic powder as well)
Step 1: Spread greens across the bottom of your dish to create a bed of lettuce.
Step 2: Place clementine sections around the edge of the greens. Create a tower of fennel in the center.
Step 3: Whisk oil, lemon, vinegar, garlic, and seasoning together until thoroughly blended. Drizzle over the fennel. Garnish with fennel greens.