Fennel and Apple Salad

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I bought a fennel bulb on a whim for the holidays not knowing quite what I would do with it. Of course I forgot about until yesterday when I was rummaging through the fridge trying to figure out what I wanted to make for breakfast.

I pulled it out and stared at it for about an hour, brainstorming with myself on how I can eat it besides just straight up.

That’s when I turned to google and searched “fennel breakfast recipes.” The first result was an apple fennel sausage recipe.

Hmmm apple and fennel.

Genius!

Fennel and Apple SaladI whipped up a simple dressing and voilà! A tasty refreshing breakfast! Of course it doesn’t have to be for breakfast. Actually it’s not very breakfasty at all. I was just in the mood for something different. Here’s what I did…

  • 1 tsp olive oil (5g)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (I also bought a lemon not knowing what I’d do with it)
  • 1 tbsp bacon bits (7g) (go with the meatless kind for a vegetarian dish!)
  • 1 tsp (5g) whole grain dijon mustard
  • pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 fennel bulb cut into strips
  • 1 small apple cored and cut into slices

In a large bowl whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, bacon bits, and mustard.

Fennel and Apple Salad - dressing

Add the cut up fennel and apple.

Fennel and Apple Salad - step 2

Toss to coat everything.

Pile on a plate and top with the leaves of the fennel for a pretty look.

Fennel and Apple Salad - all done!

Here’s the nutritional info for the entire salad. It’s BIG so you may want to share but I didn’t. No one would have eaten it in my house anyway.

The points are based on the nutritional information which is why they seem high. Curious how you would count it.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 entire salad
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
240 8g 12g old: 5 new: 6
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
16g 1g 42g 6g
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  1. sixtyfive

    I love fennel! I think I’d substitute walnuts for the bacon bits in this salad, and maybe add a few crumbles of blue cheese or feta…

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