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Herbed Fennel and Onion Recipe
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Herbed Fennel and Onion Recipe

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Wondering what to do with those fennel bulbs you brought home from the market? Try them in this aromatic and savory side dish that’s so rich, no one will guess it’s healthy. Vinegar adds a slight tang. —Meghann Minton, Portland, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 3 servings


  • 1 large sweet onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 medium fennel bulb, halved and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh sage or 1 teaspoon dried sage leaves
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 109 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 437 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a large skillet, saute onion and fennel in oil until crisp-tender. Add the broth, sage and rosemary. Bring to a boil; cook until broth is evaporated.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in the vinegar, salt and pepper. Yield: 3 servings.
Originally published as Herbed Fennel and Onion in Healthy Cooking October/November 2010, p55

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Reviewed Aug. 20, 2013

"Wouldn't bother making this again. There are better recipes to use fresh fennel."

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2011

"I used fresh rosemary and it tasted great. My husband and I loved it!!"

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

"I liked this, but I will cut the fennel into less than 1/2 inch slices next time. My husband commented that he liked it and that it was something different."

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