Have you ever experimented with fennel before? This curious plant, whose bulbs, seeds, and leaves are all used in different cuisines around the world, can be hard to find but it’s a culinary godsend when you know how to use it. One of my favorite ways to use fennel is as the base for a tasty salad which uses its bulb to make a refreshing side dish. Here’s how to prepare it!
- 2 fennel bulbs
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 lemons, juiced
- 1 ½ tablespoons chopped parsley
- 1 ½ tablespoons freshly shaved Parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper, to taste
The first thing you’ll want to do in order to make this dish is to slice the two fennel bulbs, after washing them, as thinly as possible. If you have a meat slicer, this can help! Once done, place the slices in a bowl.
Next, add the juice of two lemons, the olive oil, and the chopped fresh parsley to the mix and stir. Finish it off by topping it with the shaved parmesan along with salt and pepper to taste. Chill before serving and enjoy while cold. Bon appetit!