zucchini (slice & add to steamed or sauteed vegetables)
Fennel is crunchy and slightly sweet--often used in Italian and French cooking. It is composed of a white or pale green bulb from which closely superimposed stalks are arranged. The stalks are topped with feathery green leaves near which flowers grow and produce fennel seeds. The bulb, stalk, leaves and seeds are all edible. The stalks of the fennel can be used for soups, stocks and stews, while the leaves can be used as an herb seasoning.
A Few Quick Serving Ideas
Healthy sautéed fennel and onions make a wonderful side dish.
Combine sliced fennel with avocados, and oranges for a delightful salad.
Braised fennel is a wonderful complement to scallops.
Next time you are looking for a new way to adorn your sandwiches, consider adding sliced fennel in addition to the traditional toppings of lettuce and tomato.
Top thinly sliced fennel with plain yogurt and mint leaves.
Fennel is a match made in heaven when served with salmon.
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