When I was younger I used to think that fennel was dis-gus-ting, but thankfully my tastebuds have matured to appreciate this delicious vegetable! Yesterday I was even craving some fennel, and I had some beautiful home grown Maltese oranges (the best kind!) so I decided to experiment and make a salad. The result was surprising delicious so I am sharing the recipe here!
Recipe serves two hungry people, or three dieters!
1 Fennel bulb chopped
1 cup of cooked quinoa
2 oranges chopped in segments
1 handful of fresh basil, torn or chopped
1 small handful of pistachios
1 small handful of sunflower seeds
1 small handful of pumpkin seeds
1 small handful of pinenuts
For the dressing:
grated lemon rind of half a lemon
grated orange rind of half an orange
juice of half a lemon
juice of half an orange
good glug of olive oil
salt & pepper
a sprinkle of dried chilli if you like chilli!
Mix the cooked quinoa, chopped fennel, orange segments, fresh basil, pistachio and seeds together in a large bowl.
In a smaller bowl, mix all the ingredients for the dressing seasoning with salt, pepper & chilli to your tastes. Mix well and then pour this dressing over the whole salad, toss & enjoy!
EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZEY! Feel free to leave any comments as always :-)