Fennel dressing

Seasoning recipe with fennel flowers


What is a fennel dressing?

It consists of an easy dressing, which is made with the flowers of fennel (Foeniculum vulgare).

Fennel is a plant that has been consumed for many years as an aromatic herb, providing an intense, slightly aniseed flavor, which is used to make herbal cheeses, fish dishes, seafood, etc.

In this case an oil has been prepared with fennel flowers, salt and a little vinegar, to dress a salad.

How to prepare the fennel dressing?

The measurements, if made in a glass, are:

dressing with fennel flowers

Photo of the preparation.

  • A good bunch of fennel flowers (washed, cut, without the thick stem of the umbel)
  • Olive oil until almost covered
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • A pinch of salt

In this case it has been used for a salad of lentils, but it is suitable for all kinds of salads.

Recipe courtesy of Montserrat Enrich’s Gastronomia salvatge (-Wild gastranomy- a Catalan website)

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

4 August, 2021

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