Cucumber & Fennel Salad with Tarragon, Shiso Cress & Cassis Vinaigrette
Today was the day that I made the absolute best use ever (so far) of the "cassis powder" that I bought a couple of months ago! Made from dried red currants, it has a tart, fruity flavor with no sweetness, making it more than suited to savory dishes... and obviously a color to die for!
But please don't! Not just yet! It would be such a pity to miss me explaining how I made this simple but beautiful little salad... because good food tastes even better when you share it!
I stirred a half teaspoon of cassis powder together with the juice of a lemon and a pinch of salt. I whisked it up with some olive oil, honey, salt and white pepper until it was frothy, fruity, tangy and delicious! The tart yet sweet dressing goes wonderfully with the anise flavors of the fennel and tarragon, and together with the refreshing cucumber and peppery shiso, makes for a wonderful combination!