Fennel Watercress Salad with Apple Dressing

Author: Canadian Living

With a refreshing dressing that features apple and thyme, this salad takes on a novel, winning look. Of course, you can substitute your favourite apple variety for the tart kind, too. This salad makes a zesty appetizer course when you're entertaining.

  • Portion size 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 fennel bulb
  • 1 cup sliced mushroom
  • 1 bunch watercress coarse stems removed
  • 10 large radish grated
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
Apple Dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple juice
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 tart apple peeled and finely chopped

Method

Apple Dressing: In small bowl, whisk together oil, apple juice, vinegar, shallot, sugar, thyme, salt and pepper; stir in apple. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days.)

Trim off stalks and fronds from fennel. Thinly slice bulb lengthwise; cut slices into thin strips. In large bowl, combine fennel, mushrooms, watercress and radishes; pour dressing over top and toss to coat. Sprinkle with parsley.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 159 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 68.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total carbohydrate 6 g

%RDI

  • Iron 3.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 6.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
  • Vitamin C 25.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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