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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cannellini Bean & Fennel Salad

We recently found fennel in our Lancaster Farm Fresh CSA ½ vegetable share. Fennel is a bulb that tastes like licorice and is quite popular in Italy. Admittedly, I'd never bought it before, although I ate it regularly in Florence, Italy. 

This fennel was light and even a little spicy. It added a summery crunch to our white bean salad. To make your own, mix together cannellini beans, sliced fennel, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. I imagine that freshly seared tuna would turn this appetizer into an entrée. 

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