Sunday, July 21, 2013

Fennel has a very distinct taste. Fennel is an aromatic herb and a member of the carrot family. It has a large pale green bulb, celery-like stems and feathery leaves. Sliced thinly, the fennel bulb can be used in salads or served with other vegetables and a dip. Uncooked fennel has a mild licorice flavor and crunchy texture like celery. When fennel is cooked, the flavor becomes more delicate and the texture softens. Fennel can be sautéed, braised, baked and added to soups or stews. The feathery leaves have an even milder flavor and can be used in soups and salads or as a garnish.

Avocado Fennel Citrus Salad

1 grapefruit
2 oranges
2 avocados
1 Tablespoon lime juice
1 Tablespoon honey
½ teaspoon salt
1 bulb fennel, trimmed and sliced very thin, fronds for

Catch grapefruit and orange juice over a bowl.
Peel and section the grapefruit and oranges.
Cut avocados in half, remove pit, and peel.
Cut into slices or chunks.
Add to grapefruit mixture, toss to coat with juices
Drain juices off into a small bowl.
Stir in honey, lime and salt.
Add fennel slices and juice mixture to mixture
Toss gently to mix.
Low in calories
Serves 2-4  Enjoy