Ingredients

  • 1 fennel bulb, peeled if necessary
  • 2-3 crisp sweet apples (Aurora Golden Gala)

Dressing

  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • I clove garlic crushed
  • I tbsp liquid honey
  • 2 tsp grainy Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Preparation

Note: We use less Dijon mustard than this recipe calls for but it can be done to taste.

Combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl for whisking or small jar and shake vigorously. Slice end off fennel bulb and remove green shoots from top. If exterior of fennel bulb is marred or discoloured, peel it. Slice fennel and apples thinly and place in a bowl. Pour dressing over top and combine. Let stand for five minutes before serving.

Makes up to six small servings.

Our experience with this recipe has shown that the best apple variety is Aurora Golden Gala.

Note: Aurora Golden Gala is also excellent as an eating apple and is terrific cored and dried for apple chips.