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"How To Get By" Grilled Fennel

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Grilling vegetables should be a thing and grilled fennel should be at the top of the list. It’s a quick and easy action, but high upside side dish with super-strong health credentials.

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The beauty of grilled fennel is that it doesn’t require any other ingredients. The high heat minimizes the bitter licorice flavor while pulling out the sweetness. When paired with a grassy or herbal sauce like chimichurri, you have simple elegance.

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Grilled Fennel Ingredients

How To Grill Fennel

Cut The Fennel

The key to this dish is cutting it correctly. See video example in recipe card at the end of the post.

Season the Fennel

Simply season with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Grill the Fennel

Prepare grill for high heat. Grill the fennel for about 5 minutes per side.

Remove and serve with your choice of sauce.

Recipe Considerations and Tips

Grill indoor or outdoor. To grill indoor use a grill pan at medium high heat. For outdoors make sure the grill grate is well heated before adding the fennel. Hot grates equal less sticking and nice grill marks.

For sauce options, I definitely recommend an herb based vinaigrette type. Chimichurri or zhug sauce are great matches and ideal given its simplicity.

Don’t slice the fennel too thin. Thicker cuts are better as they hold up better to the high heat that’s required for the dish.

grilled fennel on a white plate

More Fennel Based Recipes

Roasted Fennel w/ Blood Orange

Shaved Fennel Salad

Pear and Fennel Salad

Smoked Lamb Ribs with Fennel Rub

Fennel Apple Salad

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grilled fennel on a white plate

Quick and Easy Grilled Fennel

Grilled fennel - a quick and easy grilled vegetable side dish. Fresh fennel is simply seasoned then quickly grilled in 10 minutes for a simple gourmet side.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: BBQ
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 68kcal
Author: Marwin Brown

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 large Fennel Bulbs
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup Chimichurri sauce optional

Instructions

Cut The Fennel

  • Cut the fennel tops away. Slice off the thin bottom piece of the core.
  • Cut the fennel bulb in half lengthwise and then slice again vertically to desired thickness.

Season the Fennel

  • Simply season with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Grill the Fennel

  • Prepare grill for high heat. Grill the fennel for about 5 minutes per side.
  • Remove and serve with your choice of sauce.

Video

YouTube video

Notes

Grill indoor or outdoor. To grill indoor use a grill pan at medium high heat. For outdoors make sure the grill grate is well heated before adding the fennel. Hot grates equal less sticking and nice grill marks.
For sauce options, I definitely recommend an herb based vinaigrette type. Chimichurri or zhug sauce are great matches and ideal given its simplicity.
Don’t slice the fennel too thin. Thicker cuts are better as they hold up better to the high heat that’s required for the dish.

Nutrition

Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 642mg | Potassium: 491mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg
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