Shaved Carrot and Fennel Salad with Honey Vinaigrette
I love the flavors in this slaw-type salad. The licorice flavor from the fennel, the sweetness of the carrots, and the tangy-tart apricots meld to create a party in your mouth. And it's so colorful, too. Even better, this salad gets better over time, so it's a great make-ahead side dish.
Shave the carrots into long strips with a vegetable peeler. Place in a large bowl. Thinly slice the fennel and add to the bowl with the carrots. Chop enough fennel fronds to equal 1 tablespoon and add. Add the apricots.
Whisk together the honey, vinegar and mustard. Add the oil in a slow, steady stream and whisk until combined. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Let stand at least 1 hour to allow the vegetables to soften. Sprinkle with the pine nuts before serving.