I bought a cheapy little mandolin slicer the other day after unsuccessfully attempting to slice fennel paper thin by hand. Obviously I needed to use it immediately, so I decided to make a pile of paper-thin slices of foods that were in my kitchen and call it a salad. It turned out to be delicious and, if I do say so myself, a little snazzy.
A mandolin slicer is pretty much the most fun ever. It's a very affordable kitchen indulgence. Mine was ten bucks.
Here's what I did:
1 lemon, sliced
1 lime, sliced.
1/2 cup fennel, sliced
1 peach, sliced
1 handful of dried cranberries
1 handful of flaked almonds
A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
1. Arrange ingredients in a fun way.
2. Drizzle with olive oil.