Green Beans and Fennel


Green Beans and Fennel

Consider this zesty side dish as a part of your Thanksgiving meal as it is easy and

quick to make. This dish provides a healthy amount of fiber, protein and calcium

from the green beans while fennel’s licorice-like flavor is great for digestion.

Servings 8 people
Author Maryanne Riege


  • 1 lb fresh green beans trimmed
  • 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 1 fennel bulb thinly sliced
  • 1/3 c fennel fronds chopped
  • 1/2 c roasted almonds chopped
  • 2 tbsp tarragon chopped
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper


  1. Cook green beans in a large pot of salted water until crisp tender, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Drain and run under cold water to cool; drain well.
  3. Whisk together extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add green beans, fennel, fennel fronds, almonds and tarragon and toss to combine

Recipe Notes

Nov, 2017 Recipe provided by Maryanne Riege, Certified Holistic Health Coach

Maryanne is available for private and group nutrition/health coaching at The Ommani Center – see her Three Ways to Wellness events and/or call our office to schedule an appointment with her at 262.695.5311.