MMMmonday - Cucumber-Fennel Slaw and a linky!

I found this recipe in our local newspaper - the Post and Courier and fell in love!  The combination of the lime, mint and fennel sparks and breathes life into the otherwise simple cucumber - this makes a great salad for company!   Scroll down and post your favorite recipe to share as part of MMMmonday!  I'm also participating in some great blog hops, so if you're visiting for the first time - welcome and please comment so I know you've been by!

Cucumber-Fennel Slaw
Serves 4
This was inspired by a Parisian cocktail made with the anise-flavored liqueur Pernod, along with lime juice and cucumber. I added mint to it for a bit more cool.
2 large cucumbers (or one English cuke)
1 large bulb of fennel
10 mint leaves
Lime vinaigrette, recipe follows
Peel the cucumber and discard the skin. With your vegetable peeler, make nice long ribbons of cucumber. Put these in a bowl.
With a mandoline or sharp knife, slice the fennel in thin pieces. Add this to the bowl. Tear the mint and toss in, too. Drizzle the lime vinaigrette over the slaw (you won't need all of it). Toss and serve.
Nutritional analysis per serving: 163 calories, 14g fat, 9g carbohydrates, 2g protein, no cholesterol, 206mg sodium, 3g dietary fiber, 73 percent of calories from fat.

Lime Vinaigrette

Makes enough for 4 servings of slaw
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
Juice of one lime
Pinch red pepper flakes
1/4 cup canola oil, grape-seed oil or another light, flavorless oil

In a bowl or jam jar, put in everything but the oil and give a shake. Add the oil and shake some more. Note: This vinaigrette will keep for about a week in the fridge.
Nutritional analysis per serving (based on 4): 124 calories, 14g fat, 1g carbohydrates, trace protein, no cholesterol, 172mg sodium, trace dietary fiber, 97 percent of calories from fat.

I am participating in the following hops:

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1. What is your favorite kind of doughnut? When I'm home in Canada, it's a Tim Horton's Maple Dip... but in SC where I can't get that treat, my fave is KK Lemon filled

2. How often do you pray? I keep thoughts swirling in my head all the time and focus them when I get quiet time.

3. What is your favorite kind of music? Anything with good beat and rhythm

4. What do you order when you eat Chinese food? anything with Beef Fried Rice

5. Would you rather snowboard in the winter or swim in the summer? Swim, definitely!