Salads can be very boring, and are usually the side to a main dish at a larger table.
Today I get to share with some delight one of my favorite uses of the powerful and versatile herb fennel: making a salad that pops as a centerpiece to a meal.
When I used to grow fennel in my garden I never had to come up with recipes to use it—my younger brothers loved to snack on it so much that none survived long enough to make it into the kitchen! Often recipes call for the bulb of this licorice-flavored herb, but I find the fronds just as usable. Today I replaced the greens in my smoothie with them.