In Season: What We're Making with Fennel

Last Updated October 30, 2015
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Fennel’s crunchy, slightly sweet flavor makes it great in salads, soups and pastas or cooked with chicken, pork or fish. We love it sliced thin or shaved in a sweet and savory salad, baked with chicken or hearty potatoes or braised and served with your favorite seafood or sauce. Check out the many ways to enjoy fennel, from bulb to bloom, and try one of our favorite recipes.

Fennel and Orange Salad

Sliced oranges, fennel and onion
This refreshing salad is wonderful paired with grilled salmon, scallops or even lobster. If available, use a mandolin or V-Slicer for the fennel and shallots to shave them as thinly as possible for...

Grilled Sardines with Fennel, Arugula and Blood Oranges

Grilled Sardines with Fennel, Arugula and Blood Oranges
This is a great holiday dish that is a good reminder that summer is only about 6 months away in Vermont!! Recipe tip: For a Vermont twist you can substitute local smelt for the sardines and either...

Fennel-Apple Soup

Apples are my secret ingredient for vegetable-based soups, where they bring brightness and sweet levity to otherwise earthy concoctions. (Pears work too, but hey, February is BC’s apple month, not...

Spaghetti Squash with Mustard Greens Pesto and Beets Roasted with Fennel

Spaghetti Squash with Mustard Greens Pesto and Beets Roasted with Fennel
Great served with traditional pasta, this dish is other worldly with the earthy sweetness of spaghetti squash.

Snowstorm Apple-Fennel Salad

Apple Fennel Salad
This crisp, refreshing salad features ingredients available from fall to spring, when leafy greens are out of season. Its bright flavor and color go well with an intensely flavored main course.

Fennel and Apple Soup

This delicious soup from renowned chef Dan Barber is great either hot or cold.

Salad of Fennel, Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Arugula

Salad of Fennel, Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Arugula
This flavorful salad from Essensia executive chef julie Frans showcases fennel and other South Florida greens in season.

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