By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian’s tip:

Fennel has a mild, sweet licorice flavor. Strip away the coarse outer portion of the fennel bulb before using in recipes.

Number of servings

SERVES 6

  1. Low Sodium
  2. Healthy carb

Ingredients

  1. 6 cups mixed salad greens
  2. 1 medium fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced
  3. 2 medium pears, cored, quartered and thinly sliced
  4. 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  5. 1/4 cup toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped
  6. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  7. 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  8. Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

Divide the salad greens onto 6 plates. Scatter the fennel and pear slices over the greens. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and walnuts. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar. Add black pepper, to taste. Serve immediately.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size: 1 salad

  • Calories 140
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Trans fat Trace
  • Monounsaturated fat 4 g
  • Cholesterol 1 mg
  • Sodium 60 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 15 g
  • Dietary fiber 4 g
  • Total sugars 9 g
  • Added sugars 0 g
  • Protein 3 g

Sept. 15, 2021