Pineapple-Fennel Salad with Ginger-Sesame Dressing
30 minutes or fewer
Toss together a fruit and veggie mix that’s more love potion than salad. Vitamin C–packed pineapple is said to help counter impotence, fennel is a natural plant estrogen, and spicy radishes are reputed to have been the Egyptian pharaohs’ stimulator of choice. The dressing makes the mixture even more alluring: ginger’s warming qualities rev circulation. And sesame seeds are rich in arginine, an amino acid the sex organs need to produce nitric oxide, which expands blood vessels to enhance blood flow.
- 1Tbs. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. honey
- 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
- 1 Tbs. sesame oil
- 2 Tbs. toasted sesame seeds or black sesame seeds
- 1 medium fennel bulb, quartered and thinly sliced (1 cup)
- 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
- 1 cup sliced radishes
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced (¼ cup)
- 1 cup diced avocado
- 3 cups watercress or arugula
1. To make Dressing: Whisk together lemon juice, honey, and ginger in small bowl. Whisk in oil, then sesame seeds. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
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2. To make Salad: Toss fennel, pineapple, radishes, and green onions with Dressing in large bowl. (Salad can be made ahead to this point, and refrigerated overnight.) Stir in avocado, and season with salt and pepper, if desired.
3. Divide arugula among serving plates. Top with pineapple mixture.