Fennel, Apple + Arugula Salad

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Fennel, Apple + Arugula Salad

Some cool things to know about fennel……….

It’s high in fiber and vitamin C
It helps eliminate bad breath
It helps regulate menstruation and balance hormones
Increases brain function
Helps digestion……constipation, bloating, IBS
According to Ayurveda - has a cooling affect on the body

And it’s a wonderful and tasty vegetable! One of our favorite ways to serve fennel is shaved into salads, and this Fennel Apple Arugula Salad recipe is a winner!

1 large fennel bulb
2 celery stalks
1 apple
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp honey
1 lemon (juiced)
4 cups arugula
Shaved parmesan cheese (for garnish)
Salt and pepper to taste

Using a Mandolin: Trim and thinly slice fennel bulb, thinly slice the celery, core and thinly slice the apple

Toast pine nuts over medium heat until golden brown and fragrant, then set aside to cool.

In a small bowl, combine olive oil, honey, lemon juice and salt and pepper until emulsified.

Add fennel, celery, apples, and arugula to a large bowl. Toss with dressing until combined, then adjust seasoning as needed.

Transfer salad to a serving platter and garnish with shavings of parmesan and pine nuts.