This is a collection of recipes from Teresa Lapetina Greco (Big Mamma), her daughter Elizabeth Greco Noviello (Mamaw), her grand daughter Marie Noviello Casazza and her great grand daughter-in-law.....Lee Casazza. My cookbook is now available in a hard cover and in Kindle on Amazon. If you live in the USA, you can order it now from my website. I will personally inscribe and sign the book for you, just leave instructions. www.leecasazzacooking.com. . . Buon appetito!
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
FENNEL & MIXED GREEN SALAD WITH CITRUS DRESSING
Italians love raw fennel because it is absolutely delicious in salads. Fennel is super rich in dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium. Vitamin A and C are powerful antioxidants. Aniello Pallone from Positano, Italy, introduced me to using fennel in salads.
I used a mixture of different greens from my garden, including cress, arugula, and a mesclun mix.
clove garlic, pushed through a garlic press
2 T freshly squeezed orange juice
raspberry or champagne vinegar
1 t Dijon
mustard ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Enough mixed green lettuce for 2 servings
1 small fennel bulb, very thinly sliced
1 navel orange, peel cut away and sections removed with a sharp knife
1 T chopped fennel fronds, for garnish
In a jar, shake together the dressing mixture and set aside until ready
to dress the salad.
Drizzle as much dressing as you desire on salad, toss, and serve. Top each plate with fennel fronds.