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A vegan fennel pesto recipe that will surprise you

vegan fennel pesto recipe

Usually, fennel fronds stay in the fridge and are discarded after the bulb is used. But, did you know that you could actually use fennel fronds for a variety of dishes? Bellow is, an easy to make, vegan fennel pesto recipe that will surprise you.


Traditionally pesto is made with loads of basil and parmesan cheese, and its one of Italy’s most well know foods. The love for pesto in Italy is so great that recently, pesto sauce has made the news. This is because Italian families from the city of Genova managed to get authorities to allow travelers to transport their own home made pesto sauce, inside airplanes. So, Italian vegans will therefore enjoy all the more this vegan fennel pesto recipe. While this pesto recipe is very untraditional, it’s incredibly delicious and will leave no tables unturned in terms of flavor.

vegan fennel pesto

Prepping time: 10 minutes


1 cup of fennel frond
½ cup of pine nuts
2 garlic gloves
½ teaspoon of pink salt
¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil


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put all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smoothie.

This vegan fennel pesto recipe can be used as a dip, as a sauce on your favorite pasta or any other dish you would normally add a pesto sauce to. Note, that fennel is not only delicious but also extremely beneficial for your health. Bellow, are some of the health benefits of consuming fennel:

1) Alleviate Menopause Symptoms Recently, it has been reported that fennel may help menopause symptoms, because fennel contains essential oils with phytoestrogenic properties, and these are estrogen-like chemicals in plants are effective in treating menopause symptoms, according to an Iranian study.

2) helps to treat irritable bowel syndrome

The essential oils found in fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) have been proven to stimulate secretion of digestive and gastric juices, while also reducing inflammation in the stomach and intestinal tract, and enhancing absorption of nutrients. Fennel also is helpful in managing constipation, diarrhea, flatulence, and indigestion. Several components of fennel’s essential oil, including anetol and cineole, have antibacterial and disinfectant properties. You can chew on fennel seeds after eating or try fennel tea, powders, or capsules.

3) Excellent detoxifier

Fennel is an excellent detoxifier, because it is low in calories and rich source of fiber. This helps create a sensation of fullness while preventing you from indulging in higher calorie foods. High in antioxidants, the leaves and seeds of fennel are frequently used in herbal teas to aid digestion.

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