Low-Carb Braised Fennel with Lemon

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Fennel is one of my favorite side dishes especially when paired with lemon. This low-carb side dish is perfect for large family dinners, holidays, and to have on hand through the week. I even add this braised fennel to salads! It’s great with any entree but especially good with salmon. Don’t take my word for it, try it yourself!

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Nutritional values (per serving)

6.8 grams 4.7 grams 1.9 grams 9.3 grams 1.2 grams 128 calories
Total Carbs11.5grams
Net Carbs6.8grams
of which Saturated1.2grams
Magnesium27mg (7% RDA)
Potassium647mg (32% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (23%), protein (6%), fat (71%)

Ingredients (makes 6 servings)

Note: Lemons are used for infusing and are counted partially in the nutrition facts.

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  1. Preheat oven to 190 °C/ 375 °F. Cut the fennel bulbs into wedges and slice the lemon into thin wedges as well. Arrange in a single layer in a 15 x 10 inch (baking dish. Low-Carb Braised Fennel with Lemon
  2. Drizzle with olive oil and cover tightly with foil. Low-Carb Braised Fennel with Lemon
  3. Roast for 1 hour, uncover and continue roasting 25-40 minutes until golden and the edges of the fennel start to crisp. Serve immediately. Low-Carb Braised Fennel with Lemon
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Comments (2)

The fennel roasts for an hr and a half??


Hi Helene! Yes, that's correct. We're braising here so the longer cooking time gets the fennel really soft then the additional time without it being covered allows the edges to crisp up.