Why don’t people like celery? I don’t know but it may be connected with mayo salads that are usually a place to be for celery. It’s better to have it with as crunchy fennel, fried almonds, and lots of pecorino or other cheese with peppery notes.
Celery Salad with Fennel, Fried Almonds and Pecorino
serves 2 – 4
1 lime juice
1 teaspoon honey
3 tablespoons cold-pressed rapeseed oil, or extra virgin olive oil
5 celery stalks, with leaves
1 fennel bulb
½ medium apple
½ cup (80 g) fried almonds
pecorino, as much as you want
sea salt, freshly ground pepper
1. Mix the lime juice, honey, and rapeseed oil in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper generously.
2. Slice the celery thinly, saving the leaves for serving. Slice the fennel and apple thinly lengthwise. Chop the almonds. Transfer all of it to the bowl with the dressing. Toss well and season with salt and pepper.
3. Transfer to the serving platter/plates. Top with as much the pecorino (a lot) you want, and the saved celery leaves. Drizzle with the extra oil.
Don’t switch pecorino for parmesan. It isn’t peppery enough. Instead try the versions with blue cheese, feta, or soft goat cheese.
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