This Braised Fennel is the perfect for the fall season. It is light, delicious and nourishing to the body.

If you are looking for a side dish that’s healthy and easy to make, then you must try this recipe!

Let’s dive in, but as always, let’s learn about this dish’s health benefits!

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  • Improves heart health.
  • If you are breastfeeding, fennel is extra beneficial for you!
  • Reduce inflammation.


  • Fights inflammation.
  • Improves skin texture.
  • Aids digestion.

Dill Seed:

  • Packed with flavonoids, which help reduce heart diseases.
  • Lowers the bad cholesterol.
  • Assists in digestion.


—. “10 Science-Based Benefits of Fennel and Fennel Seeds.” Healthline, 27 Sept. 2019,

WebMD Editorial Contributors. “Health Benefits of Dill.” WebMD, 11 Sept. 2020,

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Braised Fennel (Vegan+GF)

This Braised Fennel is the perfect for the fall season. It is light, delicious and nourishing to the body.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, French
Keyword Gluten Free, Heart Healthy, Low Calorie, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Author Yu-Hua Golnick


  • 1 tbsp olive or coconut oil
  • 1 fennel bulb, cut into quarters
  • ¼ tsp dill seed
  • 1 lemon zest and lemon juice
  • 2 cup water


  • In a large pot, heat oil and cook the fennel for about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in water, lemon juice, zest and dill seed. Cover and boil for 7 minutes.
  • Uncover, stir and continue to boil for additional 5 minutes.
  • Rest and serve as a side dish.