white heat

we thought this all white, no-cook, shaved veggie salad seemed the perfect way to keep cool on a record breaking hot temperature day in the city. we've been busy shooting fall root vegetables for FNM and got to come home with lots of goodies, but the last thing we wanted to do was turn on the oven to roast them. this post is adapted from an old bon appetit recipe inspired by a salad from al di la in brooklyn. we had never eaten many of these ingredients raw but think you'll love the crunchy texture & earthy flavor - a delicious and beautiful start or side to any meal!

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White Salad
serves 2

1 medium parsnip, peeled & julienned
2 small sunchokes, peeled & thinly sliced
1 small bulb fennel, trimmed & thinly sliced
1 head white Belgian endive, thinly sliced
1/2 small celery root, peeled & julienned
1/2 small head cauliflower, trimmed & thinly sliced
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
salt & pepper
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
in a large bowl, combine parsnip, sunchoke, fennel, endive, celery root and cauliflower and toss lightly. drizzle with oil and vinegar and season to taste with salt and pepper - toss to coat. divide between two shallow bowls and garnish with crumbled blue cheese. enjoy!


Kimberley said...

When I saw the image of that white salad I thought of Al Di La immediately. That salad is amazing and I cannot wait to try your version.

Unknown said...

Looks divine. I do something similar but I really like your version. Will definitely give it a try. Congrats on all the shooting!

Hayley Daen said...

looks like a wonderful way to cool down in the sticky city!

Dana said...

Where I often find myself saying, I love the color, here I am saying I love the lack thereof of color. I bet this salad would look cool in a deeply colored bowl.

Ivona Poyntz said...

Just made this, minus the sunchokes but with sweet potato. Nice

molly said...

This is gorgeous and so elegant! can't wait to make it!

Mama Chef said...

This is great aesthetically, and the flavor combinations are lovely and so earthy! I have never tried sunchokes in the raw state though. Should be interesting :)

cecy j said...

Just beautiful. I can't wait to make this salad.