Fennel Green Beans

Try this creative combination of fennel and green beans for a quick and tasty side dish.

Serves 2.

Prep and cook time: 12 minutes

  • 3 cups thin green beans, ends removed and cut into 1-2 inch lengths
  • ½ cup sliced fennel bulb
  • ½ medium onion sliced
  • 1 fresh tomato, seeds and excess pulp removed and chopped
  • 2 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  1. Slice onion and let sit for 5-10 minutes to bring out its health-promoting properties
  2. Bring water to a boil in a steamer with a tight fitting lid
  3. Cut ends off beans and slice fennel and onion
  4. Steam beans and onion together for about 3 minutes, and add fennel. Steam for another 2 minutes. Drain well and pat with paper towel so any excess water does not dilute taste
  5. Toss with rest of ingredients
  6. This recipe comes from The World’s Healthiest Foods website.

Did you know?

The average food item travels 1550-2480 miles (2500-4000 KM) in the U.S.
-The WorldWatch Institute, "Home Grown," 2002

Quotes

"Let us never forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. Man may be civilized in some degree without great progress in manufactures and with little commerce with his distant neighbors. But without the cultivation of the earth, he is, in all countries, a savage. Until he gives up the chase and fixes himself in some place, and seeks a living from the earth, he is a roaming barbarian. When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization."
~Daniel Webster
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