Spring Vegetables

Spring Vegetables

These spring vegetables are a natural with Easter brunch or Easter dinner, but truth be told, they're great any time at all. Fennel adds such a wonderful flavor to other veggies that we can't get enough of this dish at our house!


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Cooking Time35 min


  • 2 cups fresh fava beans or baby lima beans
  • 1 cup sweet peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 teaspoon anise seed
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh fennel, chopped fine
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a deep heavy pot, heat the olive oil on medium high.
  2. Add the garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the fennel and sauté for 1 minute.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients, and salt and pepper.
  5. Mix everything together well, cover and let steam for about 1/2 hour or until the beans are done to your taste.

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