Try this zesty summer salad for something fresh, clean and crunchy. Dressed with a smooth garlic vinaigrette, this is a simple recipe that will give a kick to your taste buds! It serves about 2 – 3 people as a side salad and lasts in the fridge for about 2-3 days.
I must admit that for quite sometime I was stumped about what to do with fennel. I knew fennel had many health benefits like fighting off heart disease but the liquorice taste and fibrous texture threw me for a loop. I started looking up fennel recipes that all incorporated fruits but I wanted to keep this on the savoury side. I opted to throw in some cucumber and figured that a green garlic vinaigrette would do well with this dish but the key ingredient was still missing. Alas, that last ingredient was mint! It seems odd but I figure, why not? Mint and liquorice make a good pair and it was different than other recipes I’d seen. Before I knew it, I was making a Raita flavoured salad.
Although this recipe does not have any yogurt, the smoothness of the dressing gives it a cream like consistency which reminded me of the Raita yogurt served in Indian restaurants. Try it out and let me know what you think!