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Shaved Fennel Salad with Lemon Oil

Category: Salads/Dressings

Difficulty: Easy

Prep Time: 15  

Cook Time: 0  

Servings: 2

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1 1/2 cups fennel bulb, shaved thin
1 1/2 cups sour green apple, shaved into thin batons
1 cup baby arugula
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon zest
3-4 Tbsp. lemon oil (see recipe below)
1 Tbsp. fresh thyme, minced
1 Tbsp. red jalapeno, seeded and finely minced
1 tsp. fine sea salt
Freshly cracked black pepper to taste

Lemon Oil

1 cup olive or flaxseed oil, or a blend of the two
1/4 cup or more fresh lemon juice, lime juice, or apple cider vinegar, to taste
1/4 to 1/2 cup water
1-2 cloves garlic
1 Tbsp. herbs (choose from dill, basil, thyme, parsley, cilantro, or your favorite fresh or dried herbs)

Combine ingredients and blend until smooth. Toss your salad with 2-4 tablespoons of dressing per meal.


Using a mandolin, slice the fennel bulb and apple into paper-thin strips. 
To ensure the crispness of this salad, toss all ingredients gently in a medium mixing bowl right before serving.
A great variation is to omit the apples and to add tangerine or Clementine (mandarin orange) slices.

Digestive Relief: Certain herbs, known as carminatives, help aid in the movement of body gas. Carminative herbs, such as fennel, are rich in essential oils that help relax the stomach and stimulate the movement of the digestive system, which aids in preventing gas formation. Fennel has traditionally been used not only to relieve flatulence, bloating and gas discomfort, but also to stimulate appetite and digestion.

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