Fennel is a vegetable that looks like a cross between an onion with the base of celery and green fronds that look like dill! Every part of this veg can be used – the bulb, leaves, seed and pollen. It has a sweet, fragrant anise-like flavour. When raw fennel has a cold and crisp texture and can be thinly sliced and added to salads and coleslaw. It can also be grilled or sautéed.
Fennel leaves can be chopped up and used to flavour dishes, either hot or cold, much like you would use any other culinary herb. Use it in dishes that also feature citrus, or in any dish that reminds you of spring. Of course, fennel fronds also make a beautiful garnish for dishes containing fennel. Try braising it as a side dish or roast with some olive oil!
Wash before eating.
* Like us, not all fruit or vegetables are perfectly formed and are not uniform in size. We don’t believe in discriminating against misshapen carrots or imperfect potatoes and in fact, love them for their flaws. A less than round apple is still as tasty as their perfectly formed cousins. Taste is what we believe in, because it’s what’s inside that counts. Unless your produce is clearly defective, please accept them as Nature intended.