We’re off to Europe in exactly 10 weeks. It’s no secret that we are completely, 100% obsessed with everything to do with the European culture. The fresh food, old buildings, their train systems, cute bakeries, red wine (lots of red wine), the coop (only a few people would understand this), friendly people and most importantly our family in Neuchatel, Switzerland.
Our love for Europe has come to a stage where we are trying to set up camp over there, permanently. This means a lot of research, visas, Italian passports, what do we do with our clothes?! how much money do we need? etc. It has been quite a headache. But so worth it.
Amongst this research, we have been taking our time in the kitchen, cooking and creating beautiful recipes to share with the world. As we have started our Spring Salad Series, this week we had to come up with salad number 2! Feeling a bit sluggish today, we opted for a lighter salad, bringing us back to our European summers.
Hope you enjoy this meal! Make sure to share it with family and close friends, no one likes eating alone.
Fennel, Celery, Rocket and Sardine Salad with black Sesame
Half a fennel
One celery stalk
Two handfuls of rocket
Two small oranges (we picked these from our garden)
One can of sardines in olive oil
One teaspoon of black sesame seeds
Few sprigs of fresh parsley
Two teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil
Himalayan salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)
Quite simple, no need for the stove or any other appliances
– Wash fennel and celery thoroughly
– Roughly (julienne) slice the celery and fennel
– Prepare two plates, and place one handful of rocket on each. Then top with the fennel and celery
-Peel the two oranges, and slice into thin circles (we’re not too sure how to explain this but we’re sure you will understand what we mean..). Place oranges onto the plates
– Divide the can of sardines in half and top onto the salads
– Sprinkle with black sesame, EVOO, pepper and salt. Oh and don’t forget the parsley!
– Serve with fresh dark bread (we had ours with some wholemeal organic spelt crackers)
– Bon Appetit!