SHAVED SPRING FENNEL SALAD
2 red grapefruits
2 blood oranges
2 navel oranges
3 tbsp (45 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp (15 ml) honey
2 tbsp (30 ml) sherry vinegar
½ tsp (2 ml) coriander
½ tsp (2 ml) sumac
sea salt, to taste
2 fennel bulbs, halved, cored and thinly sliced on a mandolin, and soaked in ice water
2 tbsp (30 ml) fennel fronds, coarsely chopped
3 tbsp (45 ml) finely sliced mint leaves
¼ cup (60 ml) coarsely chopped roasted pistachios
- With a sharp knife, cut skin and white pith from grapefruits and oranges. Working over a bowl, cut between membranes to release the sections into the bowl. Squeeze membranes to extract the juice.
- In a small bowl, whisk together honey, sherry vinegar, coriander and sumac. Add 3 tbsp (45 ml) citrus juice and season. Reserve remaining citrus juice for another use.
- Remove shaved fennel from ice water and drain well. In a shallow serving bowl, toss fennel and citrus with vinaigrette. Garnish with chopped fennel fronds, mint leaves and chopped pistachios. Serve immediately.