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Fennel Apple and Carrot Salad with Maple Vinaigrette Chicken

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Fresh, crisp apples, carrots, and fennel all compliment each other in this refreshing salad - perfect after last week’s Thanksgiving feast!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Small Apples

  • 1 Fennel Bulb

  • 2 Carrots

  • 1 Chicken Breast

  • 1/4 Cup Maple Vinaigrette Dressing for chicken, and more for salad. (if you have time, you can marinate your chicken in 1/4 c of dressing for the day or overnight. It’s not required, but will add more flavor into the chicken.)

Process:

  1. Pre Heat oven to 350 F

  2. Cover Chicken Breast with Maple Vinaigrette Dressing, wrap in foil and place into oven; bake for 30-35 minutes until cooked through

  3. While the chicken is cooking, prepare your vegetable salad. After removing the tough woody stalks, slice the fennel bulb(s) as thinly as you can with a sharp knife. Slice apple into thin half-moon shapes. Peel carrots and slice them thinly, or, use a vegetable peeler to peel “ribbons.”

  4. You can chop up some of the leafy green fennel fronds to stir into the salad and garnish on top.

  5. Mix vegetables into in a medium or large bowl; mix in dressing to coat evenly.

  6. When the chicken is done, allow it to rest for about 10 minutes, then slice into even strips. Add to the salad to serve.

Roasted Salmon with Fennel Salad & Spiced Honey

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Roasted Salmon with Fennel Salad & Spiced Honey

Recipe Level: Creative | Recipe Speed: Average | Season: Summer/Fall | Type: Meal | Diet: O/GF

This is a quick, lovely dish to make in summer or fall. The oven will only need to be on for around 15 minutes (including preheating), and the result is delicious and unusual. Rice or couscous would make a good accompaniment. 

  1. Preheat the oven to 375-degrees
  2. Coat a baking sheet with a little oil, and place on the salmon, skin-side down.
  3. Drizzle a little more oil atop the salmon, and season with salt and pepper. 
  4. Roast the salmon for 8 minutes, and check it for doneness. Depending on your preferences, you could eat it when it's not opaque all the way through, or cook it until it is. 
  5. Remove from the oven, place on top of the fennel salad, and spread on a couple spoonfuls of seasoned honey. 

Shaved Fennel with Orange

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Shaved Fennel with Orange

Recipe Level: Creative | Recipe Speed: Quick | Season: Summer/Fall | Type: Veggie Side | Diet: V/GF

A quick way to use fennel, this salad makes a great foil for fatty meat or seafood dishes. 

  • 1 bulb fennel, cut in half and with the core cut out

  • zest and juice of one orange

  • a couple tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/2 bulb shallot, minced

  • a splash of white wine vinegar

  • salt and pepper to taste

  1. If you have a mandoline, use it to slice the fennel. If not, slice the bulb as thinly as you can, using a chef knife.

  2. In a small bowl, toss the fennel with the other ingredients.

  3. Taste for seasoning. Does it need more acidity? How about salt? Adjust as needed.