Fennel Green Beans

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Image by SOMMAI at FreeDigitalPhotos.net


Try this creative combination of fennel and green beans for a tasty addition to your Healthiest Way of Eating. And it only takes minutes to prepare!

Prep and Cook Time: 12 minutes


  • 3 cups thin green beans
  • 1/2 cup sliced fennel bulb
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 fresh tomato, seeds and excess pulp removed, 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 cut into 1-2 inch pieces. 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.

Serves 2

Recipe by WHFoods.com