Nashi grape and fennel slaw

This slaw combines the crunch of fennel and walnuts with the soft textures of nashi pears. This slaw is the perfect side to a chicken or duck dinner.

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 nashi pears, cores removed, thinly sliced
  • 2 fennel bulbs, finely sliced, plus 2 tablespoons chopped fennel fronds
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • ½ cup roughly chopped parsley
  • 100g seedless red grapes, halved
  • 50g walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped

Dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Method:

1. Place lemon juice in a bowl with chilled water and add the nashi and fennel bulb straight after slicing to prevent browning.  

2. Combine dressing ingredients, season to taste and set aside.  

3. When ready to serve, drain nashi and fennel and gently toss together with the dressing and all the other slaw ingredients except the toasted nuts. Arrange on a platter or in a bowl then scatter with the nuts.

Written by Bernadette Hogg. First appeared on Stuff.co.nz. Image credit: Manja Wachsmuth via Stuff.co.nz.

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