Fennel is one of the most underrated vegetables, and if you’re not already cooking with it, you absolutely should be. It has a fresh, aromatic anise flavor, and it can be eaten raw, sautéed, roasted, or even added to soups and sauces.This funky-looking veggie might be intimidating from the outside, but don’t let it scare you. Once you know how to approach it, it’s easy to work with.
Fennel Salad Recipes
Barbecued fennel with black olive dressing
Slice fennel and chargrill it as the base to a salad dressed with Kalamata olives, parsley, basil and garlic
Roasted fennel with tomatoes, olives & potatoes
Delicious with roasted lamb or any grilled meats, this is a side dish you'll want to make time and time again during summer
Ice Water Salad
For shaved veg salads with the coldest crunch, submerge the cut roots and tubers in a big bowl of icy water. Instead of oxidizing or drying out, they'll get even crisper as they soak.
White Onion, Fennel, and Watercress Salad
This simple 3 ingredient salad will become a go-to dish for a quick satisfaction to your salad craving.
Roasted Beets with Fennel and Bonito Dressing
Granted, this is a bit of work for a salad, but that’s how to transform vegetables into brag-worthy ingredients. To simplify, you could char the beets and greens in a dry cast-iron skillet.