Apple Fennel Salad

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:

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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

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Slice the apples and the fennel into thin, uniform slices.

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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.

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Cover and refrigerate for an hour.

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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!

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