Watermelon Radish, Citrus, Fennel Salad with Passion Fruit Dressing
serves 4 as a side
1 cup snap peas or snow peas
1 watermelon radish, thinly sliced
1 cup fennel bulb, thinly sliced
1 cup shredded radicchio or baby arugula leaves
1 star fruit aka carambola fruit
2 tablespoons hemp seeds or sunflower seeds
Passion Fruit Dressing
1 passion fruit
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
Blanch snap or snow peas in boiling water for 1 minute, then rinse under cold water to stop cooking process. Open and split the the snap peas into halves to reveal the peas inside. Use a mandolin to very thinly slice (or shaves) the watermelon radish and fennel bulb. Slice kumquats and star fruit. Peel and remove seed from avocado. To make an avocado rose, thinly slice avocado halves and fan out slices into a long snake-like strip. Then curl the strip into itself and carefully wrap it around into a spiral/rose shape.
Make dressing: Cut open the passion fruit and scoop out center including seeds into a blender. Add rest of dressing ingredients and blend until emulsified, creamy and smooth
Pour dressing over salad just before serving and eat right away.
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