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Fennel Recipes for the Whole Plant

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Fennel Pesto

Great over pasta or simply spread on a slice of bread.

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 c chopped fennel fronds – packed down
  • 1 clove of garlic chopped fine
  • 1 Tblsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 Tblsp virgin olive oil
  • salt


What To Do:

  1. Put all ingredients, except oil and salt, into a blender or food processor.
  2. Process and add oil gradually to form desired paste consistency.
  3. Add a salt to taste.

That’s it!


Roasted Fennel

Bring out the sweetness of fennel while toning down the licorice flavour by roasting.

What You’ll Need:

  • bulb or two of fresh fennel
  • 1 Tablespoon of virgin olive oil
  • salt


What To Do:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425F.
  2. Cut bulbs in half top to bottom and slice into 1 cm (3/8”) thick slices.
  3. Put the slices of fennel into a bowl and toss with oil.
  4. Add a little salt and pepper and toss to mix well.
  5. Roast for about 25 minutes, turning once to brown both sides.
  6. Enjoy.

Roasted fennel goes especially well alongside fish or chicken.



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