Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) adds flavor to culinary creations. It is an aromatic herb. Its smell and its taste sometimes may be reminiscent of anise (Pimpinella anisum) or aniseed.
The flavorful herb can be recognized by its appearance as well as by its aroma. It is an upright plant. It is known for its leathery leaves. It sports bright, cheery, welcoming yellow flowers.
The addition of fennel never breaks a salad. Instead, it gives a decoratively fresh, healthy look. In fact, a fennel salad will be nutritiously satisfying. It will work without any ingredients other than parsley and salad dressing.
Fennel salad is easy and quick to make. It may stand on its own as a quick mini-meal or snack. It also works wonderfully as one of the courses in a bigger, more formal meal.