Fennel & Apple Salad

Fennel is a classic and versatile vegetable, but I find few people really know what to do with it.  A bit like celery,  I’ve always loved it because of the liquorice taste.

Fennel is actually a medicinal food that can be used to remedy many everyday ailments;  including  anaemia, water retention, constipation, blood pressure, flatulence, colic, etc. and is also high in Vitamin C, fibre, iron & magnesium.  Fennel seed symbolizes longevity, courage, and strength. In addition to its use as medicinal values,  fennel indeed has health benefiting nutrients.

This is a fresh, cleansing and super tasty salad that will put all the wrongs right again.

Serves 4

3-4 small Fennel bulbs, finely sliced
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, quartered and finely sliced
1 teaspoon fennel seeds, lightly toasted
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of half a lemon
2 tablespoons Olive oil
1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt

Combine all the ingredients and serve with an extra drizzle of olive oil.  I added nasturtium leaves which added a peppery taste.