Thursday, September 29, 2011

Watermelon Radish, Avocado and Fennel Salad

You know how much I love trying something new from the farmer's market. This week, there are still some fresh radishes available at the farmer's market. I found this lovely watermelon radish, then worked to fit it into a salad. This was appreciated by willing dinner guests, or guinea pigs, as the case may be. It follows my regular rule for a salad. For each serving, take a generous handful of greens, add something crunchy, something with a soft texture, a flavor burst, then add a dressing to tie everything together. Today's salad has the frisee as the green, the radish as the crunch, avocado has the silky smooth texture, fennel the flavor burst, and lemon or citrus dressing finishes it off nicely.


4 large handfuls frisee, or other salad green
1 large watermelon radish, thinly sliced
1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and chopped
1/2 fennel bulb, chopped
2 Tablespoons lemon or citrus dressing


Combine all salad ingredients, then toss with dressing.

Serves 4.

Stealthy Cooking Tip: Trying new foods is a great way to increase your palate. Just as you can expect some new foods to delight everyone, some new foods will disgust everyone! Then, there's those tastes that some enjoy and others, well, not so much. Just keep trying, and you'll find more and more things that everyone will eat.

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