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Fruit Recipes: Fennel & Cherry Salad

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This is the second post in our fruit-themed recipe series for the month of August from Kelsi Windmiller.


Cherries can be found all over your market this time of year so enjoy them now while they are still around. Try to pick the deeper red colored cherries for this recipe. They are sweeter and contain more nutrients. Fennel is an amazing herb with many medicinal properties. The fronds add an amazing taste and aroma to the salad and pair perfectly with the sweet cherries. The pepper adds a little spice and the whole thing is tossed in a lemon dressing.

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Fennel & Cherry Salad

1c Cherries

1 Fennel Bulb with Fronds

1/2 Lemon, Juiced

1tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/2tsp Red Pepper Flakes

Cracked Black Pepper and Salt

Start by removing the stems and pits from your cherries by slicing them in half. Set aside in a large bowl. Cut off the stalks from the fennel bulb and pluck the fronds from them before discarding. Rip the fronds into bite sized pieces and add to the bowl. Cut the bulb in half lengthwise then lay flat. Slice each half into thin pieces and add to the bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Season with red pepper flakes, black pepper, and salt. Toss until ingredients are evenly coated. Enjoy!

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Juliette Laura -August 11, 2013, 8:53AM

Oh goodness this looks delicious! Very unique!

xo, Juliette Laura

Liz -August 11, 2013, 9:00AM

Oh my, this look absolutely delicious! I love cherries, so I can’t wait to try it. Thank you for sharing this with us. :)

funky, cold Medina -August 12, 2013, 10:54AM

way to go! yum!

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