Fennel, Arugula and Strawberry Salad
Need Head to the store and pick up strawberries, balsamic vinegar, fennel bulb, and a few other things to make it today. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for Mother's Day. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 35 minutes. Fennel, Arugulan and Strawberry Salad, Fennel, Arugulan and Strawberry Salad, and Strawberry, Fennel and Arugula Salad with Cacao Nibs are very similar to this recipe.
Watch how to make this recipe.
Put the balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cook until the vinegar is reduced to about 1/3 cup and syrupy, about 15 minutes; cool to room temperature.
Remove the feathery fronds from the fennel bulb and chop.
Remove the core from the fennel and, using a mandoline slicer or a knife, shave the fennel into very thin slices.
Add to a salad bowl along with the arugula and almonds.
Drizzle the reduced vinegar over the greens, season with salt and pepper, to taste, and toss until coated.
Sprinkle the strawberries and chopped reserved fennel fronds over the top and serve immediately.
Recommended wine: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gruener Veltliner
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Gruener Veltliner are great choices for Salad. Sauvignon Blanc and Gruner Veltliner both have herby notes that complement salads with enough acid to match tart vinaigrettes, while a Chardonnay can be a good pick for creamy salad dressings. One wine you could try is Tenuta di Nozzole Le Bruniche Chardonnay. It has 4.4 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 12 dollars.
Tenuta di Nozzole Le Bruniche ChardonnayNozzole Le Bruniche is an elegant and distinctive expression of the Chardonnay variety, with a clean, fragrant bouquet of white and tropical fruits offset by slight nuances of toast. On the palate, it shows a superb balance of fruit ripeness underscored by a fresh acidity and structure of medium body, with an overall impression of delicate complexity. These are repeated in the clean, persistent finish, which ends on a subtle toasty note.