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Spicy Fennel Salsa

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This fresh fennel salsa has quite a kick to it! An easy low carb and keto-friendly condiment for grilled or roasted fish or meat.

Spicy Fennel Salsa - a low carb and keto-friendly condiment for grilled fish or meat!

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Are you a fan of fennel? If you're not familiar with it, it's actually a member of the carrot family, and is a good source of vitamins C and B6, niacin, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and copper. As one cup of sliced fennel (about 87g) contains just over 3g net carbs, it's ideal for anyone following a keto diet. 

With this recipe, I've used it to make a fresh and bright raw salsa – adapted from a recipe in an old Jamie Oliver book. It's a vibrant dish that's full of flavor, and will certainly liven up any grilled meat or fish!

If you want some low carb fennel inspiration, check out my collection of fennel recipes!

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How to Make a Spicy Fennel Salsa

Cut the fronds from a bulb of fennel and reserve a handful of them. Trim the fennel bulb as needed and dice it. Add it to a bowl together with some of the chopped fennel tops. 

Spicy Fennel Salsa - a low carb and keto-friendly condiment for grilled fish or meat!

Deseed and finely chop a chili pepper – I used a serrano pepper but a jalapeño would also work fine. 

Spicy Fennel Salsa - a low carb and keto-friendly condiment for grilled fish or meat!

Add it to the bowl, together with some olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice (I use this citrus squeezer – so easy!).

Spicy Fennel Salsa - a low carb and keto-friendly condiment for grilled fish or meat!

Season with salt and pepper to taste, then transfer to a serving dish. Store in the fridge until required.

Spicy Fennel Salsa - a low carb and keto-friendly condiment for grilled fish or meat!

Spicy Fennel Salsa

Spicy Fennel Salsa

Yield: Makes approx. 2 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This fresh fennel salsa has quite a kick to it! An easy low carb and keto-friendly condiment for grilled or roasted fish or meat.

Ingredients

  • 1 fennel bulb with approx ¼ cup of chopped fennel fronds
  • 1 serrano pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut the fronds from then fennel and reserve a handful of them. Trim the fennel bulb if needed and dice it. Add it to a bowl together with the chopped fennel tops, serrano pepper, olive oil and lemon juice.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then transfer to a serving dish.
  3. Store in the fridge until required.

Notes

2.9g net carbs per serving (approx ½ cup)

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size ½ cup
Amount Per Serving Calories 80Total Fat 7gCholesterol 0mgSodium 91mgCarbohydrates 4.8gNet Carbohydrates 2.9gFiber 1.9gSugar 2.5gProtein 0.8g

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