Sometimes I wonder if I should bother posting “recipes” that are super easy and barely require any effort at all. Many of the blogs I read include out of this world, totally involved recipes and techniques, and really I just didn’t want readers to be thinking, “duh, that’s easy” when reading my thrown together creations. After thinking those thoughts for awhile, I remembered how busy so many bloggers and readers are and how I appreciate quick, delicious, and healthy meals, no matter how simple they are!
So with that in mind, I bring you a delicious, refreshing salad or between course palate cleanser that we had prior to our sushi dinner tonight.
The ingredients: (serves 2)
1 bulb fennel with the top cut off and tough, outer layer removed
1/4 cup Jacob’s Creek Riesling
1/2 TSP grainy mustard
1 TSP olive oil
Very simple, just finely chop the apples and fennel, mix together the wine, mustard and oil. Top the fennel/apple mixture with the dressing. Let sit for about 5 minutes, and you are ready to eat.
This little salad is SO crunchy with that subtle hit of licorice from the fennel and a lovely sweetness from the apple. I could easily see this being served as a salad before or after a meal of fish or chicken. I could even see omitting the mustard, adding in some honey, and having this as a light dessert in the summer!
Do you ever feel like one of your blog posts is too simple to share?