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
For the Salad
carrots, peeled, cut in thirds, julienned
fennel bulbs, trimmed, halved, julienned
fennel fronds, chopped
For the Dressing
rice vinegar, unseasoned
Juice of 1 fresh lime
inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled, minced
In This Recipe
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.
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.
Add dressing to salad and toss to blend. Garnish with remaining chopped fennel fronds.