•Rocket is just a fancy name for arugula, but rocket sounds so much more exciting and international. I love all of the flavors that are in this salad; peppery arugula (rocket), spicy dijon, crunchy licorice flavored fennel, bright lemon and the delicious salty parmesan cheese. Arugula and fennel are in season right now, so this is a great fall salad. Could add some grilled chicken to make if more of a meal or serve with some garlic bread for a light lunch.
Rinse and spin dry the arugula, pour into a large bowl.
For the fennel-using a mandoline or very sharp knife, first cut off the tops, cut in quarters, cut out the core then thinly slice lengthwise. Add to the bowl with the arugula.
With a vegetable peeler, shave thin strips of parmesan-as much as you like. Add to the bowl with the arugula and fennel.
In a seperate bowl, whisk together the dijon, lemon zest and juice, salt, pepper, shallot and garlic.
Slowly pour in the olive oil and whisk until combined and thick.
Taste for seasoning-I would suggest adding more pepper or a squeeze of lemon in you like, but not salt. The parmesan is plenty salty. This is a strong dressing and should be VERY lemony. Don’t panic, it all balances out with the arugula and fennel.
Toss the dressing into the salad, coating well. Can sit a minute or two. Serve with some grilled bread for a nice light lunch♥Enjoy