Preparation time: Approximately 30 minutes
Calories per portion: +/- 400 (If 2 portions)
*Note: Shrimp are suggested but optional
This fresh salad consists of two unusual ingredients that you wouldn’t normally find in every kitchen, Daiken and Fennel. Not only do they contain very few calories, but they can be eaten raw just as well as being cooked. Both bring their own distinct flavor and health benefits to the recipe, making it even more interesting.
Daikon is a white winter root vegetable, also known as “ Oriental Radish” and is often served with Sashimi and Tempura in Japan. The taste is softer than the red summer radish and the texture is crispy and juicy. Daikon is a very good source of Vitamin C, Folate and Potassium.
Fennel is a plant that has a sweet, mild anise taste. It goes well with both fish and shellfish. It also goes great on the barbecue with other vegetables such as bell peppers, onions, and zucchini. Also, the fronds of the fennel carry a great source of antioxidants. They can be use in pesto, yogurt dip recipes and blended with your favorite ingredients for juice.
1 chopped medium fennel bulb (+/- 2 cups)
1 sliced green apples
1 sliced Daikon radish (+/- 1 cup)
2-3 beveled sliced celery stalks (+/- 1 cup)
2 chopped green onions
1 minced garlic clove (To taste)
½ cup of fresh chopped Basil
1-2 tbsp of fresh chopped dill
1 lemon zest
1-2 tbsp of roasted sesame seeds
½ cup of crumbled feta cheese
2 Tbsp of olive oil
Juice from ½ lemon
1 tbsp of honey
2 tbsp of apple juice
1 tbsp of Dijon mustard
1 minced garlic bulb
Hint of sea salt and pepper
1. Prepare all the ingredients for the vinaigrette in a mason jar, mix them and set aside.
2. Roast the sesame seeds in a pan and set aside until they cool down.
3. In a large bowl add the chopped fennel, sliced apples, celery, and Daikon. Mix
4. Add the fresh chopped herbs, minced garlic, sesame seeds, lemon zest and the spices.
5. Pour the vinaigrette in the salad and mix all of the ingredients.
6. Serve the salad in a bowl, you can sprinkle feta on top and the shrimps if desired.
Bon appétit !
Recipe made with love by Mélanie Dubreuil
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