Ever feel like you're in need of a tune up? After an awful two week bout of bronchitis I'm finally getting back to my old self again, albeit a weaker, pastier version. Months worth of daily workouts were all but forgotten during my sickness and while it was great to have an excuse not to exercise I am actually looking forward to moving my muscles again. I've started slowly, and took advantage of our mini heat wave here in Southern California by swimming laps the past 2 days. While I'm on a roll I thought I'd make an Apple Fennel Salad similar to one I saw in a magazine at my doctor's office. I've become quite the fennel fan and buy it whenever I see it at the store. I've been hooked on other fennel salads in the past and this one is definitely a winner.
Apple Fennel Salad
adapted from Natural Health and Epicurious
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp lemon juice (I used Meyer)
1 apple of your choice (I used Gala) cored, quarted and thinly sliced
1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced
2 cups mixed greens
Handful of chopped walnuts
Salt & pepper
Toss sliced apple with lemon juice to prevent browning
In a large bowl, whisk together apple cider vinegar, olive oil, and honey. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add apple, fennel and greens and toss gently to coat. Serve topped with walnuts.