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Fennel Salad
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Contributed by: Samantha SAdded: Jul 06, 2010 at 10:33 AM


Fennel is one of my favorite vegetables and this dish really shows off its crisp sweetness and subtle licorice flavors.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (3 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Salad
  • fennel bulb
  • juice and zest from half a lemon
  • spoonful of honey (optional)
  • few splashes of olive oil
  • toasted pine nuts
  • sprinkle or two of sea salt
How to make it:
  1. Cut the shoots from the fennel and discard, reserving a good handful of green fronds.
  2. Chop these and toss them into a bowl.
  3. Peel the fennel bulbs, halve, core, and slice paper-thin, using a mandolin if you have one.
  4. Add to the bowl.
  5. Grate over the zest.
  6. Squeeze lemon juice over, to taste.
  7. Add the pine nuts.
  8. Drizzle over oil, to taste.
  9. Season with sea salt.
  10. Toss, taste and adjust the seasonings, and serve immediately.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Fennel  B N N N N N N N
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N
Lemon/Lemon Juice2 B B B B N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pine Nut (Pignola)2 ,3 N N N N A A N N

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Honey2 N N N A N N N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which are known to be common allergens.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jul 14, 2010 at 06:08 PM By: Lola