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Grilled Fennel with Parmesan and Lemon

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Grilled fennel with lemon, olive oil and shaved parmesan is my FAVORITE way to eat fennel. If you think you’re not a fennel fan, this is the recipe that may change your mind!

Grilled fennel with lemon, olive oil and shaved parmesan is my FAVORITE way to eat fennel. If you think you're not a fennel fan, this is the recipe that may change your mind!Grilled Fennel with Parmesan and Lemon

This dish serves as the perfect side veggie to any meal like Chicken Francese, Baked Scallops, Shrimp or any steak.

When raw, it has a licorice-like taste that I’m not a fan of, but when you grill it, the flavor changes completely, and it has more of a mild taste like a bok choy.

The charred edges, drizzled with olive oil and lemon juice and finished with shaved Parmigiano Reggiano is my new favorite way to prepare it. You can serve this as a side dish for four, or also have it as a warm salad for two. You can do this indoors on a grill pan or also make it outside on the grill.

Some of the benefits of eating fennel include a high source of potassium, vitamin A, C and calcium.

Grilled fennel with lemon, olive oil and shaved parmesan is my FAVORITE way to eat fennel. If you think you're not a fennel fan, this is the recipe that may change your mind!

Grilled fennel with lemon, olive oil and shaved parmesan is my FAVORITE way to eat fennel. If you think you're not a fennel fan, this is the recipe that may change your mind!

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Grilled Fennel with Parmesan and Lemon

4.41 from 5 votes
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Cals:58
Protein:2
Carbs:7
Fat:3
Grilled fennel with lemon, olive oil and shaved parmesan is my FAVORITE way to eat fennel. If you think you're not a fennel fan, this is the recipe that may change your mind!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Grilled fennel with lemon, olive oil and shaved parmesan is my FAVORITE way to eat fennel. If you think you're not a fennel fan, this is the recipe that may change your mind!
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 2 slices Ā 

Ingredients

  • 12 oz fennel bulb 1 large, stalks and fronds removed
  • olive oil spray
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon juice of
  • 1/2 oz Parmigiano Reggiano shavings

Instructions

  • Leaving the core intact (which helps keep your slices intact), stand the bulb and cut the fennel in half vertically from top to bottom.
  • Cut each half into (4) 1/4-inch thick slices to give you a total of 8 slices.
  • Spray each side with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan over medium-high heat, spray the pan with olive oil and grill the fennel turning until you get a good char on each side and fennel is tender to the touch, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
  • Set aside on a platter, drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice and top with the parmesan shavings.
  • Serve warm.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2 slices Ā , Calories: 58 kcal, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 0.8 g, Cholesterol: 2.6 mg, Sodium: 106 mg, Fiber: 3 g

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31 comments on “Grilled Fennel with Parmesan and Lemon”

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    Jebbica @Jebbica's World

    I don't think I've ever tried fennel…what does it taste like? It definitely looks cool, and this recipe sounds like it would be awesome! I may have to be adventurous and give it a try.

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    JulesTheNorweegie

    Mmm so easy and so delicious!
    My Scandi-self don't mind a bit of aniseedy taste, but the milder flavour of this grilled fennel with the other flavours sounds delightful šŸ˜€ x

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      Skinnytaste Gina

      I have a small Le Crueset that's really great but heavy, and a light weight Calphalon that I used here and love.

    2. Thanks Gina! Love your recipes!!!!!

      Do you have the round Calphalon? How about an indoor electric grill?

  3. Gina, this looks amazing! Growing up in an Italian family, raw fennel was always served after big meals, and I felt unfaithful or something since I could never bring myself to eat it! šŸ™‚ I will have to give this a try so I can tell the fam, "See, I eat it!"
    Also made your insanely good blueberry muffins for a brunch this weekend (big hit!) and finally tried the Lomo Saltado, sooo good!
    Happy Spring (yay!),
    Lauren

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    yung@foodyoo.com

    This looks really good. I think I will like it very much, especially a bit burns on the surface. šŸ™‚

  5. This sounds surprisingly appetizing to me! Anything with parmesan & lemon I have to try

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  6. This looks great. And I totally agree about raw vs. grilled fennel. Adding this to my "Summer grill list." šŸ˜‰

    www.adventurousappetite.com

  7. This is a perfect recipe for BBQ season! Like Abigail, I find it difficult to eat fennel but this is a great way that I can enjoy this food.

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    Abigail Stricker

    Oh this sounds so yummy! I always want to eat fennel becuse it's so pretty, but I never know what to do with it.