All posts tagged: Fennel

Asparagus Orzo Salad with Herbs and Lemon

Asparagus Orzo Salad with Herbs and Lemon

To celebrate the spring season, I’m sharing this fresh, bright and irresistible asparagus orzo salad recipe. It’s bursting with fresh and zesty Mediterranean flavors. There are lots of herbs, fresh seasonal vegetables, and all the other things that make a pasta salad great! This salad is delicious as a main dish as well as a […]

Pear Fennel Salad with Mint & Sumac

Pear Fennel Salad with Mint & Sumac

This pear fennel salad is one of my stand by favorites that can be made in a matter of minutes. It’s made with just a handful of ingredients: fennel, pear, mint, and red onion, then tossed with a simple lemony sumac vinaigrette. Fennel’s faint licorice flavor and crisp texture is the perfect complement with pear. […]

Roasted Golden Beet and Barley salad with hazelnuts, fennel, mint. Vegetarian, vegan recipe.

Roasted Golden Beet and Barley Salad

I’ve been a little bit in love with beets lately. Soups, salads, sides, your name it! Hence this roasted golden beet and barley salad. I’m all for red beets, but really the beauty of golden beets or even candy cane beets is — no stains, NO MESS! And I can’t believe there hasn’t been a […]

Lamb Paella with Fennel, Artichokes and Tomato and brown rice

Lamb Paella with Fennel, Artichokes and Tomato

It’s easy to be inspired by Yotam Ottolenghi. And this lamb paella recipe was definitely inspired by his cookbook Plenty which is a compilation of Ottolenghi’s recipes from the Guardian. Admittedly, this is a loose adaptation of his multi vegetable paella. Yes, this is far from being vegetarian. Ottolenghi himself is not vegetarian, but this […]

Simple Carrot and Fennel Soup with Coriander and Cayenne

Simple Carrot and Fennel Soup

Let’s talk fall. Let’s talk fall in Hamburg. I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but here wet, windy and beyond chilly. Which means I am desperately seeking cold weather comfort — in which case, means a simple unassuming little bowl of carrot and fennel soup. For me, soups and stews […]

Smoked Trout and Orzo Salad

Smoked Trout and Orzo Salad

Not everyone is as infatuated with artichokes as I am. I could eat them any possible way imaginable, whether they are fresh, marinated or simply from a can. They are a great addition to, well…as I see it…anything. In this case, their pure sweet and nutty flavor can be enjoyed in this simple orzo dish […]

Quinoa Salad with White Asparagus & Shaved Fennel

Quinoa Salad with White Asparagus & Shaved Fennel

Nutty quinoa tossed together with delicate tasting white asparagus in a dressing sweetened with honey and citrusy, antioxidant-rich orange and lime makes for a perfectly light, refreshing and healthy meal. One my favorite Schwabe referred to as “should be dedicated to vegetarians, so-called flexitarians, or hard-core vegans”. Meaning, in his opinion, it tasted healthy. Very […]

Shaved Fennel & White Asparagus Salad

Shaved Fennel & White Asparagus Salad

“White gold” or “edible ivory” – considered a spring delicacy, white asparagus makes it way to produce markets and grocery stores only one season a year. During the German “Spargelsaison” or “Spargelzeit” (“asparagus season” or “asparagus time”), the season usually starts in late April and finishes in mid to late June. Thanks to a mild […]

Lemon Chicken with Fennel and Artichokes

This is a wonderfully simple dish, filled with an amazing array of bright and briny flavors that create something so simple and wow so good! Artichoke hearts, fennel, capers, garlic, lemon slices plus a generous sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan add so much flavor to juicy and tender braised chicken breasts. I only wish I […]

Fennel, Radicchio and Apple Salad in a Tangy Lemon Dressing

The relationship with fennel and radicchio is one of either love or hate. Radicchio for its bitter and spicy taste, and fennel for its sweet, perfumy, anise-like flavor. Fennel’s strength may however be its power to blend well and enhance other flavors. It is fabulous when combined with garlic, tomatoes, onion, or as in this […]