What is Romenesko? It is a gorgeous member of the Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussel Sprout family. It does look like an alien cousin to Broccoli! I love fun vegetables, don’t you?
It is bright grass green and very pretty. I love the texture of it, which is similar to cauliflower. So I thought, why not incorporate it in a salad cooked? Here is a veggie packed salad with Italian flair.
Ingredients for Salad:
1 Head of Organic Iceburg Lettuce or Two Heads of Organic Romaine
One Head of Organic Romenesko
1 Large Fennel
1 Large Organic Tomato
1 small can of Black Olives (I use Field Day 3.8 oz.)
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1/2 tsp. Himalayan Pink Salt
1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
1 tsp. fresh Lemon Juice
Finely shave your fennel after cleaning and cutting off top and clean and separate your Romenesko pieces. In a heavy skillet add olive oil and heat over medium heat. Add shaved fennel and romenesko and saute covered for ten minutes until just becoming tender. Remove lid, add a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice and continue to saute until starting to brown and any liquid has evaporated, about 5 to 10 more minutes.
Meanwhile place your lettuce, sliced tomato and black olives in a salad bowl.
While the Fennel Romenesko mixture cools, make your salad dressing.
1/4 Cup Good Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Garlic Infused Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons White Wine Vinegar (check it is zero carbs, so not added sugar)
1 Teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
1 Teaspoon Organic Italian Herbs
Combine all the ingredients and Shake it Up to emulsify.
Add the Fennel and Romenesko to your salad and toss with the dressing. Serve! We had this for dinner with broiled fish. It is a light and satisfying meal.