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Grilled Fennel and Red Onion with Lemon Dressing

Yield Makes 6 servings


  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 large fennel bulbs with fronds attached
  • 2 large red onions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together first 4 ingredients. Whisk in 1/3 cup olive oil until blended. Set aside.

  2. Mince fennel fronds to measure 1/4 cup. Set aside.

  3. Trim stalks from fennel. Cut fennel bulbs in half vertically, discarding cores. Cut each half into 1/4-inch lengthwise slices. Peel onions, and cut in half lengthwise. Cut each half into 1/4-inch lengthwise slices.

  4. Combine fennel and onion in a large bowl. Drizzle 2 tablespoons olive oil over vegetables; toss well. Place fennel mixture in a grill basket. Grill, covered, over medium-high heat (350º to 400º) 13 minutes or until crisp-tender, turning after 6 minutes.

  5. Add vegetables and fennel fronds to lemon juice mixture; toss well.

  6. Tip: Use a grill basket with small openings to keep vegetable slices from falling through the grill rack.