Carrot-Fennel Salad with Ginger-Horseradish Dressing

By • March 29, 2011 • 9 Comments


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Author Notes: The sweetness of the fennel combines its crunch with that of carrots, the fresh ginger and horseradish in the dressing for a flavor best described as *bright*!boulangere

Serves 6

For the Salad

  • 12 carrots, peeled, cut in thirds, julienned
  • 2 fennel bulbs, trimmed, halved, julienned
  • 1/4 cup fennel fronds, chopped

For the Dressing

  • 1/2 cup sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, unseasoned
  • Juice of 1 fresh lime
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled, minced
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon Sambal Olek
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Julienne the carrots and fennel bulbs with a knife or with a mandoline. Place in a salad bowl with half the chopped fennel fronds and toss to blend. Keep remaining fennel fronds for garnish.
  2. Prepare dressing. Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk to blend. Taste by dipping a pinch of the salad mix into it. Adjust seasonings as necessary. More horseradish and lime will make the flavor "brighter"; more Sambal Olek will, of course, set your hair on fire.
  3. Add dressing to salad and toss to blend. Garnish with remaining chopped fennel fronds.

Tags: carrot, Fennel, fresh, ginger, horseradish, lime, Salads

Comments (9) Questions (0)

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8 months ago Dolcearia

I just made this for a family picnic. It is fantastic!

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

The colors are amazing what a beautiful salad. I might even give horseradish a try.

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over 2 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Thank you, and don't be afraid of a little horseradish! It gives it just the right kick.

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over 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I love horseradish and this looks like a great salad for it! Love the combination of flavors on this, b!!

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over 2 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Thank you so much. We just finished making it for lunch again today. It holds up well on a buffet, and keeps well as a leftover.

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about 3 years ago hazeddazed

ooh, this sounds.... zesty! look forward to trying!

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about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

I hope you like it!

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about 3 years ago gingerroot

Love the contrast of sweet, hot and tart!

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about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

That's the idea!