Fennel Sauteed with Peppers

Meat Free Monday

Fennel Sauteed with Peppers

Fennel is one of the stronger-tasting vegetables. Some people find its aniseedy flavour a bit overpowering when it is raw but frying it with sweet red peppers, garlic and peas takes the edge off it. It comes in fat, dense bulbs.


  1. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  2. 2 red peppers, deseeded and cut into thin strips
  3. 500g fennel, trimmed and finely chopped, (about 3 bulbs)
  4. 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  5. 250g peas, shelled
  6. salt and freshly ground black pepper
  7. 1 tablespoon freshly chopped flatleaf parsley


  • In a wok or heavy-bottomed frying pan heat the oil, add the peppers and fennel and cook for 10–15 minutes over a moderate heat until crunchy, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the garlic and peas and continue cooking for 2 minutes.
  • Season, scatter with the parsley and serve.

Recipe taken from The Meat Free Monday Cookbook.  Foreword by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney.  Published by Kyle Books.  Photography by Tara Fisher.

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