Tomato, Fennel and Beet Green Salad with Fennel-Tarragon Vinaigrette

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 yield:

Serves 6

ingredients

2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

4 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed

5 tablespoons olive oil (preferably extra-virgin)

3 cups stemmed and finely chopped beet greens

2 medium fennel bulbs, trimmed, very thinly sliced lengthwise (about 3 cups)

1 1/2 pounds tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges

preparation

Whisk first 4 ingredients in medium bowl to blend. Gradually whisk in oil. Season vinaigrette with salt and pepper.

Mix beet greens, fennel and tomatoes in large bowl. Toss with enough vinaigrette to coat. Season salad to taste with salt and pepper and serve.