Serves 4 to 6
-2 large fennel bulbs, stems and leaves trimmed
-2 c. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (about 1 large bunch)
-2 t. minced Meyer lemon zest
-3 T. extra-virgin olive oil
-Salt and freshly ground black pepper
-1/4 c. shaved dry Jack or other grating cheese
Cut the fennel bulbs in half lengthwise and cut out and discard any tough core portion. Using a mandoline fitted with the slicing blade, and with the hand guard in place, or using a sharp knife, thinly slice each half lengthwise.
Combine the fennel, parsley, and lemon zest in a salad bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil and lemon juice and toss to combine.
Season with salt and pepper, keeping in mind the cheese will add saltiness, and toss again.
Scatter the cheese over the top and serve. Enjoy!
From The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market Cookbook, 2006