Grilled Fennel

Grilled Fennel

Side Dish Vegetables

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

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 109
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 25m


  • 2 fennel bulbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch dried thyme
  • 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.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 7.7g 12%
    Saturated Fat 1.0g  
Cholesterol 2mg  
Sodium 245mg 10%
Potassium 504mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 9.3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 2.5g 5%
Sugars 0g  
Vitamin A 293IU  
Vitamin C 16mg  
Calcium 95mg  
Iron 1mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 1mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 23mg  
Folate 35mcg