Fennel, Radish and Chive Salad

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When I saw this delicious and colorful salad being made by Giada De Laurentiis, I decided right then and there that I needed to buy myself a mandoline! So I searched the internet, watched videos and made the decision to purchase on Amazon the Börner V-Slicer Plus Mandoline. The mandoline was pretty easy to use once I figured it out, but be very careful not to cut yourself!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 head Bibb lettuce (Boston Lettuce)
  • 4 large (5 ounces) white button mushrooms
  • 4 large red radishes, trimmed
  • 1 small fennel bulb, top trimmed
  • 6 tablespoons organic extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • Zest of 1 large lemon
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Place whole lettuce leaves on a large platter, along with the thinly sliced mushrooms, radishes and fennel.
  2. Whisk together the oil, lemon juice, chives, lemon zest, salt and pepper in a small bowl to blend.
  3. Using 4 individual plates, place some sliced fennel, mushrooms and radishes on top of a Bibb lettuce leaf. Add dressing and enjoy!

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The salad was light and refreshing! It is a delightful mixture of flavors and textures. You have the licorice taste of the fennel, the spicy radish, the buttery flavor of the Bibb lettuce with the lemony-chive vinaigrette! I used half the amount of salt and pepper and only 4 tablespoons olive oil, but used more lemon juice, approximately 3 tablespoons in total. This salad is not only simple and delicious, but so healthy to eat!

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12 thoughts on “Fennel, Radish and Chive Salad

  1. Those finely sliced veggies do make an appetizing salad. I am always nervous using my mandoline but maybe it’s time to put it into use again. I think radishes taste better when thinly sliced,

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  2. What a simple and fresh salad! I love bib lettuce; it’s so tender, and so it sounds perfect when paired with more crisp fennel and radish.
    Ah, I’ve learned to be careful of mandolines as well after cutting myself; still, the hand guard is a bit bulky so it’s much easier to use without! I just have to remember to pay attention…

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