I brought this to a dinner party recently, and my dear friend Naomi said it was "A Plus..." —Sadassa_Ulna
- Prep time 15 minutes
- Cook time 5 minutes
- Serves 8
baby arugula (washed and dried)
large fennel bulb, very thinly sliced
stalks celery, thinly sliced ON THE DIAGONAL
fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
extra virgin olive oil
shelled pistachios, chopped fine
In This Recipe
- Grate zest of one lemon into a medium bowl. Squeeze juice from both lemons to yield 1/3 cup juice. Add to zest in bowl.
- Add sugar, salt, ground pepper and olive oil to lemon zest/juice mixture. Whisk together to create the dressing.
- Place sliced celery and fennel into dressing mixture to coat thoroughly (or let sit for 30-60 minutes).
- Place arugula into a serving bowl and pour dressed celery/fennel over it; sprinkle with parsley and pistachios. Toss salad before serving.
Recipe by: Sadassa_Ulna
Growing up I was the world's pickiest eater, that is, until my children were born. Karma. Neither of my parents were much into cooking; it was the height of eating fat-free or anything with oat bran added. I taught myself some basics, mostly baking, following the guidelines of a well-worn copy of Joy of Cooking. I was a ballet dancer and a teacher suggested I lose weight. As I began reading about diet and nutrition I became interested in natural foods, which led to a job at a macrobiotic natural foods market in Center City Philadelphia; this was way before Whole Foods came to the area. I learned a lot about food in general. I ate strictly vegan for a while, although I don't now, but I still like it when a recipe can taste great without butter or bacon! In short, my approach to cooking is idiosyncratic, and I don't know very much about cooking meat or proper technique. I love to bake and I am still working on expanding my palate and my repertoire. The hardest part is getting the whole family to try new things! So aside from my food status, I am an architect who likes to garden and play music. I'm married with two kids, and I hope to get a dog someday.