Summer Sunshine in a salad

The Lemon just makes the salad Pop with flavor

green and white onions and sliced lemons on a brown surface

Ingredients

1 large fennel bulb, fronds intact

2 stalks celery, cut into ½-inch pieces

1 cucumber, ( Small  or 1/2 English or 2 pickling Cukes)  sliced into rounds

¼ cup diced red onion

Juice of 1 lemon

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

2 tablespoons pomegranate seed

Optional 1/2 – 3/4 Crumbled Feta Cheese ( sheep or Goats milk preferably)

Optional – 1/8 cup diced Lemon

Preparation

1.  Cut the fennel bulb into quarters, then lengthwise into ½-inch-thick slices. Snip 2 tablespoons of the fronds, and set aside.

2. Toss the fennel, 1 tablespoons of the fronds, the celery, the cucumber and the onion together in a medium-sized salad bowl.

3. Squeeze the lemon over the vegetables, and drizzle on the olive oil.

4. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and toss to coat.

5.  Add in options if desired

6. Serve, sprinkled with the remaining tablespoon of fennel fronts and the pomegranate seeds.

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