A simple salad with a lemon dressing from Cooking from the Farmers' Market.
6 stalks celery, thinly sliced on the diagonal
1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced, preferably with a mandoline
4 green (spring) onions, thinly sliced on the diagonal
1 cup (1 oz.) fresh flat-leaf (Italian) parsley leaves
1/4 cup (1/3 oz.) small fresh mint leaves
Salt and freshly ground pepper
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice, or to taste
6 thin slices prosciutto
Shaved hard sheep's milk cheese, such as Pecorino Romano
Step 1: Put the celery, fennel, green onions, parsley and mint in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with the olive oil and the 2 tbsp lemon juice and toss gently. Season with salt and more lemon juice, if desired.
Step 2: Place the prosciutto on a serving platter and top with the fennel mixture. Garnish with the shaved cheese and serve at once.
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Reprinted with permission from Tasha de Serio and Jodi Liano's Cooking from the Farmers' Market (2012 Weldon Owen).