Saturday, February 12, 2011

Green Beans with Fennel and Almonds


This quick and nutritious side dish takes about 15 minutes total to make. Its packed with Vitamin C, fiber, folate, and B vitamins. The spicy taste of the fennel compliments the beans and the almonds add crunch. Yum!

Full recipe after the jump.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes


Ingredients:


1lb green beans, trimmed and washed
1 fennel bulb, sliced thinly
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp slivered almonds
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Black pepper
Optional: goat cheese

Step by Step Instructions:
1. Blanch beans for 4 minutes in boiling water and rinse with cold

2. Sautee garlic and fennel in olive oil until soft, 5 minutes

3. Add beans and almonds and toss thoroughly

4. Sautee for 2-3 minutes

5. Serve with crumbled goat cheese

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