Green Beans with Fresh Tomato Sauce

The light flavor of fennel provides a fresh accent to this delicious preparation of green beans.


1 pound fresh green beans, ends trimmed

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed

1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1 pound fresh plum tomatoes, chopped


salt and pepper to taste

Honey Tips

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Cook beans in a pot of boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain well, set aside.
In a large skillet or saucepan heat oil. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Stir in fennel seeds and red pepper flakes. Add chopped tomatoes, honey and green beans. Cover and simmer about 20-25 minutes until beans are tender, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.
Serves: 4