A cup of sliced fennel contains just 27 calories, but 14 percent of your daily vitamin C and 11 percent of your daily fiber! Work it into your culinary repertoire
Fennel Grapefruit Detox Salad
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Sliced fennel is perfect in a crunchy salad. This Fennel Grapefruit Detox Salad from Naked Cuisine pairs the bulb with citrus, plus kale, cabbage, pistachios, and a zesty dressing.
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Fennel Salad with Ancient Grains and Pomegranate Seeds
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This vegan recipe from The Full Helping, Fennel Salad with Ancient Grains and Pomegranate Seeds, features a mix of fresh flavors. Fennel, pomegranate seeds, and arugula accompany chewy quinoa.
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Who doesn't love classic chicken parm? This Fennel Parmesan from Italian Food Forever swaps in bulbs instead of the bird.
Photo: Italian Food Forever
Fennel Leek Soup
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Sauteed fennel makes the basis of a hearty, creamy soup. This Fennel Leek Soup from Sugar Plum Sisters also contains cauliflower, lentils, and garlic for a healthy helping of vegetables.
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Fennel Prawn Salad with Parmesan and Apple
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Pile prawns on top of thinly sliced vegetables for a salad that's hearty enough to be a meal. This Fennel Prawn Salad with Parmesan and Apple from Rejuvenated for Life will satisfy you with fresh, salty, and sweet flavors.
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Corn, Carrot, and Fennel Soup
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Puree roasted fennel into a colorful soup. Thyme and garlic add hearty flavors to the bright veggies in this Corn, Carrot, and Fennel Soup from Amy's Apron.
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Grilled Fennel Salad with Orzo and Beans
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Fennel goes great on a grill. This Grilled Fennel Salad with Orzo and Beans from Naturally Ella combines the bulbs with fresh spinach, crumbly goat cheese, plus chewy beans and orzo.
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Shaved Fennel & Apple Fall Slaw with Creamy Honey Yogurt Dressing
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Make a slaw that's truly fit for fall: This Shaved Fennel & Apple Fall Slaw with Creamy Honey Yogurt Dressing from Steph in Thyme features crunchy vegetables in a sweet and creamy dressing. Best of all, it's simple, with just five ingredients.
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Sweet Potato Fennel and Chilli Stew
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Make a hearty dinner stew. This Sweet Potato Fennel and Chilli Stew from Madeleine Shaw features kale and vegetable stock and gets a hit of spice from a hot pepper.
Photo: Holly Clark Photography for Madeleine Shaw
Fresh Linguini with Roasted Fennel
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Fennel is the perfect accompaniment to chewy pasta. This Fresh Linguini with Roasted Fennel from Platings and Pairings also features creamy ricotta cheese plus the bright flavors of lemon and garlic.
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Filet of Sole in a Light Fennel Sauce
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Fennel is great with fish. Yolo Sole's Filet of Sole in a Light Fennel Sauce simmers and sautés a few ingredients into a dinner that's simply delicious.
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Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder with Tomatoes and Fennel
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Grab your trusty Crock Pot: This Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder with Tomatoes and Fennel from Al Dente simmers for 10 to 12 hours, so you'll have a flavorful and tender meal ready when you get home from work
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Chickpea Fennel Citrus Salad
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Acidic fruits pair well with fennel. This Chickpea Fennel Citrus Salad from Beauty Food Blog features lemon and oranges and garbanzo beans. Asparagus lends bitterness, while nuts add crunch.
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Stuffed Mushrooms with Braised Apples and Fennel
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Bake an appetizer that will impress your friends: These Stuffed Mushrooms with Braised Apples and Fennel from Chocolate for Basil feature a flavorful filling of sautéed aromatics. Then, they roast in the oven for 12 minutes.
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Fennel White Bean Bake
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Here's a meal you can cook in just one dish. JACnLEX's Fennel White Bean Bake features a crumbly topping made of nutritional yeast, breadcrumbs, and vegan butter.
Bloat Buster Juice
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Fennel is a perfect ingredient to add to your juicing repertoire. From Martina's Kitchen's Bloat Buster Juice couldn't be simpler, with just four ingredients.
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Roasted Chicken with Fennel, Pepper, and Onion
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Use fennel and other vegetables to dress up chicken drumsticks and thighs. This Roasted Chicken with Fennel, Pepper, and Onion from Beyond Kimchee also features the earthy flavors of rosemary.
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Fennel, Celery, and Green Apple Slaw
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Brighten up your next meal. This Fennel, Celery, and Green Apple Slaw from Real Healthy Recipes features a citrus and tarragon dressing.
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Spring Baked Eggs
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Fennel belongs in your brunch: These Spring Baked Eggs from The Brown Paper Bag contain fennel, zucchini, peas, smoked salmon for a healthy start to your day. Quick tip: The oven temperature, given in Celsius, converts to 365 ºF.
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Creamy Sausage Mushroom Tortellini
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Use fennel to add an earthy flavor to pasta dishes. This Creamy Sausage Mushroom Tortellini from Nutmeg Nanny also features plenty of garlic and nutrient-packed spinach.
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Pork Fennel Stir Fry
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Every good stir fry needs a crunchy vegetable. This Pork and Fennel Stir Fry from Food For a King features fennel and onions with a sweet and spicy sauce.
Photo: Food for a King