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Three plates topped with shredded fennel, sliced apple and chunks of mackerel

Apple salad

Published: November 18, 2021 at 1:17 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Sliced fennel, apple and smoked mackerel come together in this fresh Nordic salad. Serve at lunch or as a starter accompanied by good bread

  • Gluten free
  • Healthy
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal296
fat20.7g
saturates4g
carbs12.6g
sugars11.7g
fibre2.5g
protein13.6g
salt1g
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This apple salad recipe is extracted from Nordic Family Kitchen by Mikkel Karstad (£24.99, Prestel). Discover more Scandinavian recipes including gravadlax, Swedish meatballs and red cabbage, apple and pomegranate salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 fennel bulbs
  • 2 eating apples
  • 1 whole or 2 fillets smoked mackerel
  • 100ml kefir
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp acacia honey
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 handful nasturtium leaves, (optional)

Method

  • STEP 1

    Slice off the shoots and roots of the fennel bulbs and rinse the fennel in cold water. Finely slice the fennel using a mandoline slicer or a sharp knife and transfer to a bowl.

  • STEP 2

    Wash the apples and remove the cores. Slice the apples into very thin wedges and add to the bowl with the fennel.

  • STEP 3

    Remove the skin and bones from the smoked mackerel and break the fish into large pieces. Add to the apples and fennel.

  • STEP 4

    Pour the kefir into another bowl and season with the olive oil, vinegar, honey, some salt and freshly ground pepper. Mix well to make a dressing.

  • STEP 5

    Stir together the salad and dressing, and season to taste with a little extra salt and pepper, if needed.

  • STEP 6

    Serve the salad in a large bowl or divided between four plates, garnished with hemp seeds and nasturtium leaves, if using.

Photograph by Anders Schonnemann.

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