Roasted Fennel Pomodoro is an easy side dish recipe that’s bursting with the sweet licorice flavor of roasted fennel and tender tomatoes in every bite. Ready in just 25 minutes of oven roasting, our roasted fennel recipe will soon become a family favorite.
Roasted Fennel Recipe
Looking for a new side dish to add to your recipe line up? Look no further! Roasted fennel with tomatoes will become a new favorite on your dinner table. Easy to make and oh so delicious!
Trust me when I say, you are going to love this roasted fennel side dish recipe. Fresh fennel has a slight licorice flavor that mellows with roasting. Oven-roasted tomatoes lend a sweetness to every bite.
With just 6 ingredients and 25 minutes in the oven, this fennel and tomatoes side dish will dress up any meal you serve it with. So go ahead and add Roasted Fennel Pomodoro to your list of go-to side dish recipes. You’ll be happy you did!
Fresh Fennel FAQ’s
What is fennel?
Fennel is a vegetable that is actually in the carrot family. Who knew? Fennel originates from the shores of the Mediterranean. It is a flowering plant with feathery leaves or fronds and yellow flowers. However, when selecting a bulb of fennel to eat, you don’t want it to be flowering or have any buds on it. The bulb, stalk and fronds of fennel are all edible.
How do you select a fennel bulb?
When selecting a fennel bulb look for one that:
- Is whitish or pale green in color
- Is firm and solid
- Has no signs of splitting, spotting or bruising
- Has stalks and feathery fronds that are green in color
- Has no signs of flowering buds
- Has a subtle fragrant aroma of licorice or anise
How do you store fennel?
Fresh fennel should be kept in the vegetable crisper drawer of your refrigerator and will stay fresh for about five days.
What does raw fennel taste like?
Fennel has a faint licorice flavor. It can be eaten raw in salads and side dishes and can also be cooked.
What does roasted fennel taste like?
When roasted fennel becomes tender with a subtle sweet flavor.
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Preheat oven to 425F.
Arrange fennel on baking sheet with shallow sides.
Combine tomatoes, red onion, olive oil, garlic powder and kosher salt in medium bowl.
Pour tomato mixture over fennel.
Roast 25 minutes or until tender.
Top with reserved feathery fronds.