Fennel has a delicate licorice flavor and adds a pleasant note in this tangy slaw with apples. This make-ahead side dish is perfect for entertaining and easily doubled for this crowd.
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon molasses
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
1 fennel bulb, trimmed, cored and cut into very thin strips
2 Granny Smith apples, cut into strips
2 Gala apples, cut into strips
2 ribs celery, thinly sliced
Whisk together first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; slowly pour in oil, whisking constantly.
Add Fennel, apple and celery to dressing, tossing to combine. Cover and chill up to 4 hours. Toss well just before serving.