Courgette, Fennel, Apple, Hazelnut and Asparagus Salad

With Lots of Greens, Apple Balsamic Dressing


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Appears in

Salads: The new main course


By Peter Gordon

Published 2005

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This is one of those salads that are great all tumbled together, packed with lots of different leaves and fresh crunchy vegetables. It makes the perfect summer lunch salad with a crisp baguette.


  • 4 medium courgettes
  • 3 heads of fennel
  • 24 asparagus spears, trimmed and blanched, th


First make the apple balsamic dressing, place the apple juice and balsamic vinegar in a small pan and cook to reduce to about one-quarter of its volume. Season with salt and pepper, then leave to cool. Mix in the olive oil.

Using a potato peeler, peel ribbons from the courgettes, discarding the soft seedy part in the centre. Thinly slice the fennel into ‘rings’ (a mandolin grater is ide