Grilled Fennel

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Grilled Fennel

Prep 15 m

Cook 10 m

Ready In 25 m

4 Servings

109 Calories


"A great way to prepare fennel! Serve hot as a side dish, or cool and serve as a salad."

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  1. 2 fennel bulbs

  2. 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  3. 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt

  5. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

  6. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  7. 1 lemon, juiced

  8. 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  9. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  10. 1 pinch dried thyme

  11. 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  2. Slice a very thin layer from the bottom of each fennel bulb using a vegetable peeler or paring knife, leaving the core in place to help hold bulb intact. Remove fennel stalks, reserving fronds. Slice bulbs vertically into 1/4-inch slices. Brush slices with 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with ground black pepper and salt on each side.

  3. Grill fennel slices until charred, about 5 minutes per side; transfer to serving platter.

  4. Whisk remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, basil, parsley, lemon juice, lemon zest, freshly ground black pepper, thyme, and reserved fennel fronds together in a bowl. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and drizzle lemon mixture over fennel.

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