Spring Fennel Sandwiches

March 25, 2013
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Author Notes:

This recipe was inspired from my garden-fennel, radishes and chives celebrate spring. With whole wheat bread on hand I had the beginnings of a perfect luncheon idea.


Serves: 4


  • 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon snipped chives
  • 1 teaspoon drained capers
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 small red radishes, very thinly sliced
  • 2 cups shaved fennel bulb


  • 1 hard boiled egg, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon snipped fennel fronds
  • 1 teaspoon chopped pistachio nuts
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 sprigs fennel fronds for garnish
  1. Combine the mascarpone, mustard, chives, capers and pepper in a small bowl; mix well.
  2. Spread over 1 side of each bread slice, dividing equally.
  3. Top with the radish followed by the fennel, dividing equally.
  4. Mix together the ingredients for the topping till well combined, spoon over the fennel; garnish the plates with the fennel frond sprigs and serve.

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