This salad is truly special. The farmers markets in West Virginia are always bursting with apples this time of year. This is a fun way to incorporate the sweetness from the apple with the surprising licorice flavor in the fennel.
This is what you will need:
2 Apples (I have used all types but today there were beautiful Ambrosia Apples in my market)
1 Fennel bulb
1 c Mache
1 tbls spicy-sweet mustard
2 tbls apple cider vinegar
3 tbls olive oil
1 tsp sugar
1/4 c feta cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Slice the apples and the fennel into thin, uniform slices.
Whisk mustard, vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper until creamy and emulsified. Pour over the apples and fennel and toss gently to make sure everything is coated.
Cover and refrigerate for an hour.
When you are ready to serve, add the Mache and feta cheese and toss. Do not add greens until ready to serve as they wilt quickly. Enjoy!