Apple Fennel Salad

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Springtime Salad Bursts With Flavor

For a light and unique, springtime salad that is bursting with flavor, try our recipe for Apple Fennel Salad. It features our premium extra virgin olive oil and one of our favorite wine vinegar for an unbeatable taste combination.

Recipe Summary

Fresh and crisp springtime salad.

Recipe Servings: 4 portions

Recipe Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Recipe Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

1 cup crisp apple, cut with the large julienne attachment of a mandolin
2 cups fennel bulb, very thinly sliced on the mandolin
1 and a half tablespoon shallots, small dice
1/4 cup Italian flat-leaf parsley, leaves/tips only
2 tablespoons black currants
1 tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon Lucini® Pinot Grigio Vinegar
1 tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon Lucini Premium Select Extra Virgin Olive Oil®
1/3 cup walnut pieces
Organic Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, as needed
Kosher Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

Preheat oven to 300*F

On a medium sheet pan toast the walnuts for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally for even cooking. Break one walnut in half and check for color: they should be crispy and slightly golden brown. Transfer the hot walnuts into a medium bowl, and toss with 1 teaspoon Lucini Premium Select Extra Virgin Olive Oil®, a few grinds of freshly ground pepper, and a good sized pinch, or 1/16 teaspoon Kosher salt.

In a medium bowl, combine the fennel, apples, shallot, currants, Lucini® Pinot Grigio vinegar, walnuts, and parsley. Drizzle in one tablespoon Lucini Premium Select Extra Virgin Olive Oil®, then gently fold to combine. Season with approximately 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt and a few grinds of black pepper, or, to taste. Divide among four large plates, and serve with a light drizzle of Lucini Premium Select Extra Virgin Olive Oil®. Lastly, using a vegetable peeler, top each serving with long shavings of  Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.