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Seasonal Ingredient: Fennel

Fennel, a popular ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine, adds a light, bright, springy flavor to savory dishes. So step away from your traditional veggies and give this new star a try!
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Go Green

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Persimmon Fennel Pomegranate Salad

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A butter lettuce salad with persimmons, shaved fennel, pomegranate seeds, and a bright citrus dressing. Vegan and gluten-free!

Calling All Fennel Newbies

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Caramelized Fennel & Leek Cheese Dip

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If you’re a fennel newbie, this is the recipe for you.

Super Salad

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Blood Orange and Fennel Salad

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A refreshing Blood Orange and Fennel Salad of healthy greens combined with avocado, mint, radish, parmesan cheese, and walnuts topped with a citrus vinaigrette.

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EASYGLUTEN-FREE

Brussel Fennel Apple Slaw

Garlic & Zest

Whatever you’re grilling, you need some go-to sides that you can count on. A crunchy, slightly acidic, mildly sweet foil to sticky barbecue glazed chicken, thick juicy burgers, or low and slow-smoked ribs, slaw is always a favorite. You need something to cut the fat and this dish delivers.

Sweet and Citrus

EASYGLUTEN-FREE

Simple Grilled Fennel with Lemon Juice

K33 Kitchen

A fantastic side dish that goes well any main or as a light paleo and gluten-free lunch on its own. It's crazy healthy, super easy, but fancy, and is perfectly balanced between sweet and citrusy.

The Fish Dish

GLUTEN-FREEPEANUT-FREE

Plank Roasted Salmon with Fennel and Tomatoes

Garlic & Zest

This dish will soon be making regular appearances at your dinner table. Serve it with roasted potatoes and a green salad or just a glass of wine and some crusty bread.

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PEANUT-FREEFISH-FREE

Roasted Stone Fruit with Bulgur and Fennel

DeMaCuisine

This recipe is great on its own but would be fabulous served with some crispy fried tofu, or a roasted chicken, along with a salad of arugula, red onions, sliced stone fruit, and chopped nuts.

It's a Snap

GLUTEN-FREEPEANUT-FREE

Snapper with Fennel, Onion, Tomato with Couscous

Chef'd

Healthy, filling, and simple to prepare, this dish is easy enough to make for weeknight family dinners, yet sophisticated enough for entertaining. The bright green peas pair perfectly with the fresh mint in the couscous.

Rise and Brine

GLUTEN-FREEPEANUT-FREE

Pork Chops with Fennel Salad and Burdock Rice

Chef'd

Brining meat enhances its juiciness. If you haven’t tried this technique before, don’t worry--it’s easy! Brine is simply salt, sugar, and liquid. In this instance, the tamari sauce provides the salt, the sugar is found in the sake, and there you have your liquid too.

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