What Can I Make With Fresh Fennel?

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Q: I've really been enjoying my CSA so far this year - I've gotten a lot of my favorite veggies already, and tried some new ones too.

My big problem is the fennel! I've been getting two fennel bulbs (with leaves intact) each week, and I have no idea what to cook. I've made Fennel Roasted Pork Tenderloin three times in the last two weeks. I need some new ideas. What do you make with fresh fennel?

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Editor: Erin, fennel salads and slaws are wonderful! Try fresh fennel and lemon slaw (pictured above), or this salad with oranges, olives, and fennel. This potato salad with fennel is also great, and if you want a break from pork with fennel, try roasted chicken thighs instead.

Readers, what are your favorite things to do with fresh fennel?


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