Bring out the best of fennel with this Mediterranean Diet recipe, which is both savory and fulfilling. This can be served as a main meal or side dish. For the most simple meal, just add some crusty bread and serve with a glass of white wine. Also, goes well with most fish and chicken dishes. Enjoy!
Roasted Fennel With Greens And Beans
- 4 cups fennel bulb (2 bulbs), thinly sliced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 3 tbsp. parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 onion, sliced thin
- 1 bunch swiss chard, stems removed and chopped
- 2 cans (15.5-ounce) cans Cannellini, rinsed and drained
Into a large bowl, place fennel, garlic, 3 T olive oil, ½ tsp pepper, ¼ tsp salt, and ¼ tsp red pepper flakes. Mix together.
Roast on a baking sheet at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. Stir fennel mixture and sprinkle parmesan cheese on top. Roast for another 3-5 minutes.
In a large skillet, heat the rest of the olive oil (5 Tbap). Add onion and sauté for about 3 minutes. Add swiss chard and cook until wilted, about 3 minutes. Stir in cannellini beans, and the remaining salt and pepper, and the fennel mixture. Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
Serve hot. Suggested garnish: Fennel frond
Calories: 595kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 23gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 680mgPotassium: 1715mgFiber: 15gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 4839IU