Print

Arugula, Fennel & Apple Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts

  • Author: Helen Kain

Description

Orange and lemon add a tangy note to peppery arugula, while thin slices of fennel, chunks of apple and chopped hazelnuts provide a nice crunch.


Ingredients

  • • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • • 1 tbsp minced shallot
  • • 2 tsp finely grated orange zest
  • • 1/4 tsp minced garlic
  • • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • • 1/4 tsp Dijon mustard
  • • 1-1/2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • • 1-1/2 tbsp hazelnut oil
  • • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • • 1 small fennel bulb, cored and thinly sliced
  • • 1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped into ½” dice
  • • 5 oz. arugula, trimmed, washed, and dried (about 5 cups)
  • • 1/4 cup hazelnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Combine the orange juice, lemon juice, shallot, orange zest, garlic and ½ tsp salt in a small bowl. Let sit for 20 minutes and then stir in the Dijon mustard. Whisk in the olive oil and hazelnut oil and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Toast the hazelnuts in the oven, or in a skillet, stirring frequently. When cool, rub them together in a clean dishcloth to remove the skins.  Chop coarsely.
  3. Put the sliced fennel, chopped apple and arugula in a large bowl. Toss with enough of the dressing to lightly coat the leaves (you may not need all of the dressing). Season with salt and pepper to taste, sprinkle with hazelnuts and serve.