Bibb Salad with Pickled Onion, Fennel, and Plums

Bibb Salad with Pickled Onion, Fennel, and Plums

Bibb Salad with Pickled Onion, Fennel, and Plums

This bright salad is the perfect balance of flavors.

INGREDIENTS
1/2 c. Champagne vinegar
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. black peppercorns
1 c. thinly sliced red onion
2 small heads Bibb lettuce or 1 (5-ounce) package butter lettuce hearts
1 small head fennel, thinly sliced, plus 1/4 cup fronds
2 plums, pitted and sliced
Green Goddess Dressing

DIRECTIONS
Combine vinegar, sugar, and peppercorns in a small saucepan. Over medium heat just until sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Stir in onion and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; cool completely.
Arrange lettuce, fennel and fronds, plums, and pickled onion on a platter. Serve with dressing alongside.

Fresh red onions are the richest plant source of quercetin, a powerful antioxidant that belongs to the group of flavonoids, and like other flavonoids, has antiviral, antimicrobial and anti-allergic properties, strengthens the heart and immunity, and research has shown that
Quercetin is a powerful antioxidant that belongs to the group of flavonoids, water-soluble plant substances.

Improving the digestive system. With regular consumption of fresh red onions, the quality functioning of all parts of the gastrointestinal tract is restored. 

Anise, above all, is a spice with an intense specific aroma and sweet taste. It was known in the distant past, as evidenced by the fennel seeds found in rooms dating back to the Stone Age. Two types of fennel are known. One is the ordinary one, and the second is the star anise. And despite the fact that in appearance, these two types of fennel are completely different, their taste and smell are very similar.