I made this recently and thought it was VERY good. The original recipe was with olives instead of onion, but I hate olives so I substituted. Fennel is very good for you and when you cut the stalks from the bulb you can use them for dessert. It's an Italian thing to have pomegranate, fennel, figs, grapes, and apples for dessert. Occasionally ice cream cake and canoli also.