Thursday, April 10, 2008

Fresh Fennel and Baby Spinach Salad



Fresh Fennel and Baby Spinach Salad

  • 1 fennel bulb sliced thin
  • 1 lb baby spinach
  • 1/2 red onion sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl mix onion, olive oil, and vinegar. Let marinade for 10 minutes. Mix with spinach, fennel, salt, and pepper. This salad can be served immediately or let it marinade for 24 hours so that the flavors infuse together. Make sure to let the onions sit with dressing. This will mellow out the strong raw onion flavor and also turn onions a bright red color. Great for hot summer BBQ!

5 comments:

Peter M said...

Being Greek, I'm biased towards liking anything with a licorice property to it...the marinaded aspect sounds like a good flavour kicker.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That salad looks delicious! A great combination!

Cheers,

Rosa

noobcook said...

I'm going to try this if I can get my hands on some organic baby spinach!

Lore said...

You had me at baby spinach since its one of my favourite salad ingredients. Looks great and simple just how I like it!

funwithyourfood said...

I don't cook much with fennel bc i don't know what to do with it. thanks for a new idea!!

do you really like Jamie Oliver? I see some videos of him on the "Favorite cooking shows" section. I like his shows as well.

Teddy