WINTER SALAD WITH FENNEL, BROCCOLI STEMS, CARROTS AND ORANGES

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I had made a timeschedule for today, I don’t know why I bother because I am obviously out of synch with it already so this will be a short post because as usual there are a couple of things (about 300 it feels like) to deal with before Christmas can be declared tomorrow because I am Swedish and for me the celebrations start on the 24th. Luckily I married into a family who also thinks so because here in Italy, it is the 25th that counts, like in many other countries. And even though I am cooking a lot tomorrow, at least it is Christmas cooking and not the usual boring chores!

Carved oranges

Right now I think it is nice to eat fresh, especially when you know what is to come and as I really like raw broccoli stems and think it is a pity that they rarely are considered on their own, I decided to make a salad with broccoli stems and a small fennel bulb, then a carrot appeared and an orange as well and the salad was suddenly there, all it needed was a nice vinaigrette and a sprinkle of sesame seeds and then it was done – a nice and crunchy winter salad!

Winter Salad With Fennel, Broccoli Stems, Carrots and Oranges

WINTER SALAD WITH FENNEL, BROCCOLI STEMS, CARROTS AND ORANGES
4 servings

2 small fennel bulbs, better if they are small because they are more tender I find
5 broccoli stems
1 small carrots
1 orange
2 tblsp sesame seeds
vinaigrette of you own choice, I think one with a little honey on it goes very well here

– Slice the fennel thinly. Peel the broccoli stems and chop them finely, or slice them thinly if you want, the important thing is to peel them well.
– Peel the carrot and then grate it or peel it into long strips, then slice the orange thinly and mix the vegetables in a bowl, sprinkle sesame seeds over and add the vinagraitte.
– Mix well and serve.

Winter Salad With Fennel, Broccoli Stems, Carrots and Oranges

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