shaved fennel salad with snowpeas
(mangetout) & mint
serves 4 as a side salad
If you don’ t have a mandoline or v slicer, you can still make shaved salads with a sharp knife and a steady hand. Your fennel might be a little thicker but it won’ t be the end of the world. I prefer to slice my fennel lengthwise but if I’m using just a knife if find it easiest to slice crosswise into fine rounds.
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 small bulb fennel
150g (5oz) snowpeas, trimmed
1/2 bunch fresh mint, leaves picked
Combine lemon juice and 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil in a medium bowl and season.
Shave fennel into fine slices using a mandoline, v slicer or sharp
knife. Toss in the dressing.
Add snowpeas and mint and toss again.