Ornish Spinach, Apple and Fennel Salad Recipe
Serving Size: 2 cups
Prep: 10-15 minutes
Ready: 10-15 minutes
Want to brighten up your fall and winter meals? This crisp, refreshing salad will do the trick. Fresh fennel bulbs have a crunchy, celery-like texture and a light, clean licorice flavor. To prepare, remove any tough stalks from the top of the bulb. Cut bulb into quarters lengthwise. Using a sharp knife, cut out the triangular core in the center of each quarter and discard. Thinly slice each quarter lengthwise.
4 TABLESPOONS apple cider vinegar preferably raw, unfiltered, organic
½ TEASPOON orange zest
1 TABLESPOON fresh orange juice
1 ½ TEASPOONS pure maple syrup
1 TEASPOON whole grain mustard
½ TEASPOON ground fennel seeds
½ TEASPOON curry powder
¼ TEASPOON freshly ground pepper
¼ TEASPOON fine sea salt
8 CUPS baby spinach
2 apples cored and thinly sliced such as Braeburn, Honeycrisp, or Pink Lady
1 medium sized fresh fennel bulb, about 8 oz cored and thinly sliced (2 cups)
1/3 CUP dry roasted soy nuts (see Chef’s Note)
¼ CUP scallions chopped
1. To make the vinaigrette, in a small bowl, whisk together apple cider vinegar, orange zest, orange juice, maple syrup, grainy mustard, ground fennel, curry powder, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, toss the spinach with the apples, fennel, soy nuts, and scallions. Season lightly with additional salt and pepper, if desired. Toss with three-quarters of the vinaigrette. Taste for seasoning. Add remaining vinaigrette as necessary. Serve immediately.
Dry-roasted soybeans, known as soy nuts, are a crunchy high-protein snack packed with essential amino acids. They can take the place of nuts or croutons in any salad.
Apple cider vinegar
Pure maple syrup
Whole grain mustard
Ground fennel seed
Baby spinach (8 CUPS)
Apples, about 6 oz each (2)
Medium fennel bulb, about 8 oz (1)
Scallions (1 BUNCH)
Dry-roasted soy nuts (1/3 CUP)
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