Fennel & Prawn Salad With Parmesan and Apple

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Fennel is fantastic in salads, especially when paired up with sweet apple and sharp cheese like Parmesan. I opted for some prawns as my protein choice but grilled chicken or fish would work well too. It’s light but satiating and very nourishing, and the best thing is it only takes 15 minutes to make.

preparing_fennel_prawn_salad-min What’s good about it: This salad contains lots of powerful anti-aging and immune supporting nutrients, which we talks about a lot in our Rejuvenate program. It’s a perfect meal to include in your weekly meal plan. It’s high in B group vitamins and vitamin C. It comes with lots of fibre, which helps with weight loss and is important for a healthy heart. Prawns are an excellent protein choice with high amounts of magnesium, which plays a role in bone development and nerve and muscle function (plus it helps you sleep better); zinc, which supports immune function; and selenium, one of our favourite antioxidants. Parmesan is a good source of beneficial probiotics and vitamin K2, which is important to your heart, brain and bones.

Learn more about fennel, its nutritional benefits and how to use it here.

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Fennel & Prawn Salad With Shaved Parmesan and Apple
 
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The best thing about this salad is that it only take 10-15 minutes and no cooking is required. If you get raw prawns, quickly pan fry them in some olive oil. You could use some seeds or crushed nuts instead of crispy fried shallots sprinkled over the top. Feel free to add some fresh herbs or other crunchy veggies like radish or red peppers.
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 400 grams cooked, peeled prawns
  • 1 medium fennel, shaved or thinly sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, shaved or thinly sliced
  • 1 medium cucumber, shaved or thinly sliced
  • 1 medium green apple, quartered, seeds out and thinly sliced
  • ½ cup shaved Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup crispy fried shallots (found in Asian grocers), optional
For the dressing
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey or brown rice syrup
  • generous pinch sea salt
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and divide between plates. Whisk together the dressing and drizzle over the top. Sprinkle fried onions or some seeds or nuts

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Mexican Pulled Pork with Pickled Onions

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Pulled pork has to be one of our favourite recipes to make in a slow cooker. Pork lands itself beautifully to the slow cooking method, allowing the fatty parts to melt away into the sauce, while enriching the broth with a meaty, hearty flavour. There are many variations to a crock pot pulled pork but we hope you try our Mexican version – it’s easy, affordable and full of awesome.  [Read more…]

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It is typically used in Indian cuisine and so it pairs wonderfully to spices such as turmeric and cumin, which I have used in this recipe.  It has a very mild flavour and is crumbly in texture.  It will not melt and holds its shape, so it is great for use in various vegetarian dishes from soups to curries.

It is still of course dairy, so if you are sensitive to dairy – particularly casein, maybe give this recipe a miss :)

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