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Fennel Salad with Apple & Smoked Chicken Breast

Venkelsalade met Appel & Gerookte Kipfilet

Fennel salad

It was during our holiday at the farm last year, when I first made this salad. We had a BBQ with all the other guests at the farm and everybody had to bring something. I addition to the couscous salad with roasted vegetables, I made this deliciously fresh and crisp fennel salad.

Crisp and sweet

The fennel itself has a sweet, aniseed flavour. The crisp, tangy flavour of the apple and the smoky saltiness of the chicken match perfectly. You can make this of course completely vegetarian/vegan by omitting the chicken. This salad actually doesn’t really need it. Just the fennel with apple is such a great combination.

Ingredients

1 fennel bulb

1 green apple (Granny Smith)

1 smoked chicken breast (single)

1 shallot

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper

3 tbsp vinegar

6 tbsp oil

A few drops liquid sweetener (optional)

Instructions

Cut the shallot in very fine strips. You could use a mandolin for that.

Then cut the apple au julienne. No need to peel it.

Appel voor Venkelsalade met Appel & Gerookte Kipfilet

First cut the green from the fennel and chop it up a bit. Set aside.

Cut the fennel bulb in half and remove the tough heart.

Thinly slice up the fennel. You can again use the mandolin to do that.

Venkelgroen voor Venkelsalade met Appel & Gerookte Kipfilet

Venkel voor Venkelsalade met Appel & Gerookte Kipfilet

Gesneden venkel voor Venkelsalade met Appel & Gerookte Kipfilet

Make the dressing by mixing vinegar, oil, salt, pepper and a little bit of liquid sweetener. The sweetener is optional, but it lifts this dressing to the next level.

Mix the shallot and the fennel greens into the dressing.

Add the apple and the fennel and mix well. Let sit for about an hour.

Dressing voor Venkelsalade met Appel & Gerookte Kipfilet

Venkelsalade met Appel & Gerookte Kipfilet

Venkelsalade met Appel & Gerookte Kipfilet

Just before serving, cut the smoked chicken breast into small pieces or slices and mix through the salad.

Gerookte kipfilet voor Venkelsalade met Appel & Gerookte Kipfilet

Venkelsalade met Appel & Gerookte Kipfilet

This salad is delicious as a side to a BBQ, but it can also serve as a main along with some fresh bread.

Venkelsalade met Appel & Gerookte Kipfilet

Enjoy!

Fennel Salad with Apple & Smoked Chicken Breast

Fennel Salad with Apple & Smoked Chicken Breast

Author Nicole

Ingredients

  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 1 green apple (Granny Smith)
  • 1 smoked chicken breast (single)
  • 1 shallot
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3 tbsp vinegar
  • 6 tbsp oil
  • A few drops liquid sweetener (optional)*

Instructions

  1. Cut the shallot in very fine strips. You could use a mandolin for that.

  2. Then cut the apple au julienne. No need to peel it.

  3. First cut the green from the fennel and chop it up a bit. Set aside.

  4. Cut the fennel bulb in half and remove the tough heart.

  5. Thinly slice up the fennel. You can again use the mandolin to do that.

  6. Make the dressing by mixing vinegar, oil, salt, pepper and a little bit of liquid sweetener.*

  7. Mix the shallot and the fennel greens into the dressing.

  8. Add the apple and the fennel and mix well. Let sit for about an hour.

  9. Just before serving, cut the smoked chicken breast into small pieces or slices and mix through the salad.

Recipe Notes

*The sweetener is optional, but it lifts this dressing to the next level.

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5 Comments

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    nicole orriens

    April 17, 2018

    Wat een leuk recept! Dit is echt eens heel wat anders dan wat ik normaal brouw in de keuken.

    • Reply

      Nicole

      April 18, 2018

      Venkel wordt inderdaad nog steeds niet zo heel veel gebruikt (en dan vaak bij vis), maar is echt verrassend lekker als salade.

  • Reply

    Kreanimo

    April 18, 2018

    Ideaal voor bij de BBQ volgens mij, zo lekker fris!

    • Reply

      Nicole

      April 18, 2018

      Past er echt heel goed bij. Hoewel ik er niet eens (extra) vlees bij nodig heb 🙂

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