Fennel Salad - Thermomix Recipes from Steph

Fennel Salad

Ingredients

• 1 fennel bulb, cut into chunks

• 1 green apple, skin on, cut into quarters

• 5-10g fresh parsley

• 1 cucumber, cut into 3cm pieces

• 1 stalk celery, cut into 3cm pieces

• 1 tsp cider vinegar

• 1 tbsp olive oil

• Salt & pepper to taste

Method

Add all ingredients to TM bowl.

Chop 4 seconds/speed 4.

Scrape down sides of TM bowl with spatula.

Chop again for 2 seconds/speed 4 if required.

Benefits

Fennel – gentle diuretic, eliminates bloating in bowel and congestion in sinuses; eases flatulence; encourages milk supply in breastfeeding mothers; natural mouth freshener.

Apple – great source of insoluble fibre, beneficial for preventing diseases of colon and digestive tract + its “filling” effect acts as appetite suppressant.

Pectin (present in apple seeds) reduces amount of cholesterol produced by liver; slows digestion for better control of blood glucose.

Cucumber – reduces inflammation, especially in joints; clears skin.

Celery – gentle diuretic, calms nerves.

Parsley – increases anti-oxidant capacity of the blood.

Olive oil- monosaturated fat, lowers LDL cholesterol; powerful antioxidant.

Apple cider vinegar – beneficial for fat burning.

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