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

How Honey is Made

To make honey, bees drop the collected nectar into the honeycomb and then evaporate it by fanning their wings.


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