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Healthy Recipes: Celery Fennel Salad with Preserved Lemon and Dates

by Health News

Here’s a tasty twist on the traditional green salad. This flavorful, attractive salad is an excellent sideHealthy Recipes: Celery Fennel Salad with Preserved Lemon and Dates dish for that summer picnic or barbeque!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped preserved lemon rind, store-bought or homemade
  • About 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • 1 large bunch celery (about 1 1/2 lbs.), leaves trimmed and tough outer fibers removed with a vegetable peeler
  • 2 fennel bulbs (about 1 1/2 lbs. total), stalks trimmed
  • 1 cup dates (about 4 oz.)
  • 1 cup loosely packed flat-leaf parsley leaves

Directions

  1. Stir together preserved lemon rind, 2 tbsp. lemon juice, and the oil in a small bowl. Season with salt, pepper and more lemon juice if needed.
  2. Slice celery stalks very thinly on the diagonal, using a mandoline or sharp knife. Cut fennel bulbs in half lengthwise; cut out and discard cores. Thinly slice crosswise. Pit dates and cut into slivers. Combine with celery, fennel, and parsley in a large bowl.
  3. Add dressing and toss to coat.

Serves 10-12.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

Calories: 104

Calories from fat: 53%

Protein: 1.3g

Fat: 6.4g

Saturated fat: 0.9g

Carbohydrate: 13g

Fiber: 3g

Sodium: 129mg

Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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