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July 19, 2017

Recipe: Roasted Fennel And Blood Orange Salad

by Wendy Myers

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Fennel and blood oranges go together like peas and carrots!! But so much tastier! Their exotic, unique flavors combine so well in this dish. It’s a show stopper for sure! This ‘salad’ contains raw and roasted fennel, which sweetens its amazing licorice flavor.  

I just love fennel. It grows wild along the trails I hike in Malibu. I want to pick it and eat its licorice goodness! Fennel is crunchy and slightly sweet, adding a refreshing contribution to your palate. Be sure to add this to your farmer’s market basket from the autumn through early spring when it is at its nutrient dense best.

Fennel’s bulbs, stalks, leaves and seeds are all edible. Fennel is closely related to parsley, carrots, dill and coriander. Like many of its fellow spices, fennel possesses some unique phytonutrients—including the flavonoids rutin, quercitin, and various kaempferol glycosides—that give it strong antioxidant activity. Healthy and delish! Read More…

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