creamy fennel purée


fennel puree 

creamy fennel purée


serves 4-6
makes 1 pint (16 ounces)
4 ounce serving is approx. 176 calories 

what you need:

1 ½ pound rough chopped fennel bulbs, core, stalks, and fronds removed
⅛ cup fresh lemon juice from 1 lemon
¼ cup olive oil
kosher salt (to taste)


how to:

  • Steam Fennel. Place water in a large pan. Place steam basket or perforated inner pan inside. The basket should be above the water. Place the fennel in basket and cover with a lid. Steam the fennel over a medium to medium-high flame until the fennel is tender.  
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  • Purée. Carefully remove fennel from steam basket and place fennel in a food processor.  Add lemon juice and olive oil.  Blend until very smooth.  Season to taste with salt.

fennel pureed in food processor

  • Serve. The puree is best enjoyed warm or at room temperature. It can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days and re-heated. 
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