Fall veggies seem to taste so much more better than vegetables that are only in season during other times of the year. And we think we know why. It’s because we associate Fall veggies with a lovely Thanksgiving feast! Fennel is one of these yummy Fall veggies. It’s typically used in salads, but it doesn’t have to be only in salads. We want to help you get creative with it in the kitchen this holiday season, so we’ve gathered 10 unique fennel recipes from the Food Monster App you should make this Thanksgiving!
1. Zucchini Bread With Fennel and Pistachio
This Zucchini Bread With Fennel and Pistachio by Rebecca Fallihee features two types of squash, three types of flours, and chopped pistachios and fennel seeds to make it hearty and grainy. It’s the right type of bread for a sweet treat, a nice breakfast, and even just snacking.
2. Lemon-Roasted Artichoke With Garlic and Fennel
Artichoke can be tricky to take on, but not when you follow this Lemon-Roasted Artichoke With Garlic and Fennel recipe by Susan Edelman! A whole artichoke is roasted with garlic cloves and fennel adding subtle flavor. This oil-free roasting method substitutes fats with lemon juice, but it also adds a tanginess that’s perfect for spring.
3. Fennel and Brown Rice Salad
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Serving Thanksgiving dinner in courses? This Fennel and Brown Rice Salad by Taryn Fitz-Gerald could very well be one of them! Or just thinking of healthy sides for the big feast you have planned? This recipe is perfect. This fennel salad is so easy to throw together and would be a great idea to use up brown rice from whatever you cooked the night before. The fennel really gives a great, strong flavor to the dish, and compliments the surrounding flavors. With so many nutritional benefits, this is a pretty complete dish, and one that’ll tick all the boxes.
4. Orange and Fennel Arugula Salad
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Are you in charge of bringing the salad to Thanksgiving dinner? Pleasantly surprise everyone with this brightly colored Orange and Fennel Arugula Salad by Diane Smith that is absolutely delicious. It is so vibrant and tasty full of dynamic flavors that complement each other so well.
5. Fennel, Fig, and Apple Stuffing
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Check out this plant-based, delicious Fennel, Fig, and Apple Stuffing by Molly Patrick! It is filled with such hearty and amazing flavors! And it is oil free! Make sure you give it a go this holiday season!
6. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Fennel and Pomegranate Seeds
When Brussels sprouts are roasted they become crispy, yet tender in the inside, with a nice smokiness from the turmeric powder. The combination of fennel and pomegranate seeds adds a beautiful dimension to this dish. The fennel is sweet and crispy, while the fresh pomegranate seeds top off the dish with a delicious burst of tart flavor that really brightens up the vegetables! You have to try Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Fennel and Pomegranate Seeds by Marie Reginato – it really makes for the perfect side during a Thanksgiving dinner or any night of the week!
7. Apple, Parsnip, and Fennel Soup With Crispy Sage Brussels Sprouts
This Apple, Parsnip, and Fennel Soup With Crispy Sage Brussels Sprouts by Claire Ragozzino is the perfect comforting meal that celebrates the fall harvest. The apple provides sweet notes that counter the starchy, zesty parsnip. For added texture and veggies, make crispy sage Brussels sprouts to sprinkle on top. This soup is so creamy, your dinner guests will not believe that it is dairy-free!
8. Fennel Bowl With Creamy White Beans and Dry Roasted Vegetables
This delicious Fennel Bowl With Creamy White Beans and Dry Roasted Vegetables by Annie McGee is nourishing, takes almost no prep time, and is super healthy for you too. It uses a creamy base of chickpeas, with some thinly sliced jalapeño to give them a bit of spice, that is topped off with some dry roasted fennel, broccoli, and carrots.
9. Fennel-Roasted Potato and Butternut Squash Green Curry With Brown Rice
This delightful and beautifully spiced Fennel-Roasted Potato and Butternut Squash Green Curry With Brown Rice recipe by Travis Piper is perfect for a family gathering during the holidays! Butternut squash makes this dish creamy and sweet, balanced perfectly with the cumin roasted potatoes and other vegetables.
10. Rhubarb Fennel Bread With Pecans
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This sweet Rhubarb Fennel Bread With Pecans by Laura Peill is moist and hearty with the perfect hint of fennel. It will fill you up like a perfect snack should, or is a delight for breakfast. The topping is kind of like a streusel, but healthier for you and just a little bit tart from the rhubarb and sweet from the cinnamon and pecans. Not to mention that between the oats, buckwheat, and rhubarb, not only is the bread gluten-free, but it’s a great source of fiber. And you can always just bring it as a nice treat for the family to enjoy while they wait for dinner to be ready on Thanksgiving!
Loving these unique fennel recipes for Thanksgiving? You might also like 15 Cauliflower Sides for Your Holiday Feast and 15 Stunning Thanksgiving Entrées Made With Just Vegetables! We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
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