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Oven-Baked Fennel with Pecorino

Oven-Baked Fennel with Pecorino

By: Lisa Guy

This tasty fennel dish works beautifully as a side dish served with baked fish, chicken or meats. You can also use oven-baked fennel as a pizza topper or to toss through pasta dishes.



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  • 2 fennel bulbs, keep fronds for garnish
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp dried thyme or oregano or a mix of both
  • Good pinch sea salt & black pepper
  • Good handful shaved pecorino (or use parmesan or Grana Padano)


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Slice off the stalks of the fennel bulbs and trim the end. Slice lengthways and then cut into wedges.
  • Place fennel wedges in a large bowl and cover with olive oil, garlic, herbs, sea salt and pepper and toss until well coated.
  • Transfer to your baking tray and put in the oven for 20 mins. Turn, sprinkle with cheese and then bake for another 10 mins until cooked through and golden.
  • Serve topped with some fennel fronds and shaved cheese.


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Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .

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