Enjoy fennel's long season with seven salads featuring fresh fennel bulbs and the plant's herbaceous fronds.
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Fennel is in peak season from fall to early spring, so there's lots of opportunity to utilize this versatile vegetable in a variety of salads. Its unique flavor is more assertive when raw, but becomes mellower when cooked for a warm salad.

1. Lobster and Fennel Salad

Lobster and Fennel Salad
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What's the secret to this bright salad? Soaking the sliced fennel in icy lemon water before serving makes the pieces extra crispy.

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2. Spicy Asparagus and Lentil Salad with Fennel

Jalapeño chiles add smoky flavor to this excellent salad.

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3. Farro Salad with Fennel and Arugula

Farro Salad
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This fast whole-grain salad is also great with wheat berries, spelt, or barley.

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4. Warm Fennel Salad

This easy salad requires just four ingredients, plus salt and pepper.

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5. Fennel Frond Orzo

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This delicious, 30-minute orzo salad is made with capers, almonds, and olives.

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6. Fennel and Endive Salad with Almonds

Roasted almonds lend this terrific salad an added crunch, and it takes only 15 minutes to prepare.

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7. Fennel and Apple Salad with Hazelnuts

Hazelnut, Fennel and Green Apple Salad
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Fragrant fennel and sweet-tart Granny Smith apple provide a crisp bite to this refreshing fall salad.

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