How To Cut Fennel

How To Cut a Fennel Bulb

Contributor: Maria Siriano
Add some licorice-flavored crunch to your next salad by slicing up some fennel.
  • Author: Maria Siriano
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cut fennel 1x


  • 1 fennel bulb


  1. Use a classic chef’s knife to cut off the green fronds close to the top of the bulb. Save the fronds, because you can chop up the wispy leaves to use as an herb in salads!
  2. Cut the bulb in half lengthwise.
  3. Cut a wedge out of the base of the fennel bulb to remove the root and core of the bulb.
  4. Place the bulb cut side down on your board and slice the fennel crosswise or lengthwise, depending on what your recipe calls for.