Recipe by Maddie Rhodes, @dont_stop_beleafing.
I could write an Ode-To-Fennel essay here, but I will spare you. Fennel is my second favorite vegetable, a close second to okra. It's flavor is slightly sweet and the crunch is addictive. It works beautifully in Italian inspired dishes, but I throw it in with just about anything.
Do not throw out the fronds, either! They can easily be whipped up into a pesto or used as a garnish on literally anything.
So here's a salad recipe, pretty much as simple as it gets because when you attain produce as local, fresh, and respected as Local Roots, you want to taste every atom of flavor that developed under the loving, watchful eye of your farmer. And boy oh boy is this stuff packed with flavor!
Delicious, farm-fresh harvests are closer than you think.