In the mood for a quick n’ easy snack?
I’ve had the itch to make homemade fennel bites for a few days now and have had a few pretty bulbs of fennel sitting in my fridge staring at me, just waiting to be roasted, toasted and made into cute little snacks.
I mad these fennel bites last night after returning back to Manhattan after a few days out in San Fran. I didn’t have much time but I knew I wanted to create something warm and yummy.
So, I whipped up this comforting snack because after a week of 70 degrees and sunshine, it’s now 55 and a bit breezy here in Manhattan.
I knew these fennel bites would be the perfect treat to warm me up and keep me satisfied…especially when served with a nice dollop of hummus on top.
O so good.
I’ll just be upfront and tell you that these bites take a minute to prepare and then you can go do laundry, clean your house, relax in the bathtub or sit and watch them bake because in a mere 25 minutes you’re left with a satisfying and sweet treat.
No oil, no sauce.
Just fennel, some lemon juice, a bit of coriander, almonds and sea salt.
Simple yet satisfying.
Just like all of my recipes.
It’s worth making on a special occasion or when you’re alone in your pj’s on a Friday night and want a healthy comfort-food kinda snack.
Either way- they’re delish.
So, get bakin’.
Springtime may be here but that’s no excuse to turn off your oven.
Trust me on this one.
These are bites you just won’t be able to resist.
Lemon Coriander Fennel Bites
Gluten-Free and Vegan
- 4 large fennel bulbs, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces, reserving fronds
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 tsp. lemon zest
- 1 cup ground almonds
- 1 tsp. coriander
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Lay fennel fronds in a large baking dish lined with tin foil; top with fennel bulb pieces. Sprinkle with lemon juice, zest, almonds, coriander and sea salt.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven; set aside to cool for 2 minutes before serving.
- Serve warm with a dollop of hummus, guacamole or salsa.
And if you are in the NYC area, join me on April 10th – I’ll be teaching a cooking class at the Wellness Club of Whole Foods Market Tribeca and I would love to meet you!