Nutrient-rich fennel is a great source of vitamin C, potassium and the anti-inflammatory compound anethole, which has shown potential for boosting your body’s defenses against cancer.
- 2 cups diced rhubarb stalks
- 1½ tbsp organic evaporated cane juice
- 2 sliced fennel bulbs
- 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/8 tsp each sea salt
- Fresh ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped unsalted pistachios
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 6 cups baby spinach
- 4 thinly sliced chives
- 3 tbsp crumbled goat cheese
- Preheat oven to 450°F. In a single layer on a large baking sheet, toss diced rhubarb stalks with organic evaporated cane juice.
- On a separate large baking sheet, toss fennel bulbs with 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil and sea salt and fresh ground black pepper.
- Roast rhubarb until tender, about 7 minutes. Roast fennel until tender, about 20 to 25 minutes.
- Set aside both sheets to cool slightly. In a large skillet on medium, toast chopped unsalted pistachios, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil and salt and pepper, to taste. Add baby spinach, chives, roasted rhubarb and fennel; toss to coat with dressing. Garnish with crumbled goat cheese and toasted pistachios.