Monday, August 1, 2011

Apple Fennel Celery Salad

This apple fennel celery salad sounded like it would be so crunchy and refreshing. And I love halved grapes in salad. While it did prove to be crunchy, it wasn't as good as I'd hoped it to be (though was still good enough to share). But it's a nice change for a side salad. And if you're like me and get some fennel in your CSA and have no idea what to do with it, this is a great option especially with the hot weather we're finally having.

How's everyone's long weekend? I've been mostly plugging along with my research paper, and finished a first draft last night. Such a relief! And then I realized I left a book that I need at work to write my other report, so I'm enjoying the unintended day off from report writing. I went for a run, cleaned the bathroom and baked some granola. I love productive mornings! I have plans for more baking later - maybe some muffins or cookies.

If this sounds good, you might also like:
Last Minute Sesame Noodles
The Diva Salad
Portobello Salad with Mustard Dressing

Apple Fennel Celery Salad
Adapted from Canadian Living: The Vegetarian Collection

1 cup thinly sliced fennel
1 cup sliced celery
1 cup red seedless grapes, halved
2 red delicious apples, chopped
1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts

Poppy Seed Dressing
1/2 cup 2% plain yogurt
2 tbsp liquid honey
4 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp poppy seeds
pinch salt
pinch paprika

Poppy Seed Dressing: In large bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients until smooth.

Add remaining ingredients, toss to coat.


janet @ the taste space said...

I love starting off a weekend with freshly made granola! We took the weekend to visit some out of town friends and today was the cooking day! Yum!

Hannah said...

Such a great, cool dish for summer! Love the idea of all those crunchy textures together.

Joanne said...

I actually just got some fennel in my CSA! It's like you can see into my refrigerator...

Sarah S. said...

I am just coming around on fennel, but raw celery is a different story ;) I'll take this with double the fennel though!

kickpleat said...

Too bad this salad wasn't amazing, but I do like all the ingredients - maybe I'll try it out too since we've been getting lots of fennel with our CSA as well.

fresh365 said...

This is great, as I have been getting fennel in my CSA too and am running out of ideas. Looks perfectly crunchy!

grace said...

that's a lot of crunch in one salad--nice ingredient list! the poppy seeds are an excellent touch.

Genevieve said...

I love my Canadian Living Vegetarian Collection Cookbook, and this is one of the recipes I had bookmarked to I'm glad to get another opinion on it first!

Johanna GGG said...

nice riff on waldorf salad - I particularly love the poppyseeds in the dressing - must try it

Xiaolu said...

I've been curious to play around with fennel more and love the poppy seed dressing. Yum!