String Bean Recipe That’s a Crowd Pleaser

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A lot of people wouldn’t list string beans on their favorite foods list, but this string bean recipe might change some minds and turn those antis- into, pro-stringbeanies!

While you might not think of string beans where you’re brainstorming for a delicious side dish, those humble legumes can really shine if you prepare them just right. This is a Greek take on the string bean, and it goes great with almost any meal.

Fail Proof String Bean Recipe


  • About 1 lb fresh string beans, washed and trimmed
  • 3-4 medium cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 Medium Plum tomatoes – you want tomatoes that are firm so they can take the heat-diced
  • 2T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2-3T of white wine
  • 1 lime cut in half for squeezing
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. Heat the pan (you can also use a wok) and add the olive oil (always add room temp oil to a hot pan to avoid sticking).

  2. Add the beans and stir around for a couple of minutes using medium high heat.

  3. Add the garlic and continue to stir the beans for about another minute.

  4. Add the tomatoes and stir around for a few more minutes until the tomatoes start to liquify.

  5. When the tomatoes are softened, add the white wine let it cook until you feel the string beans are softened.

  6. Squeeze one lime over the beans.

  7. Add Salt and Pepper to taste.

This string bean recipe makes a great side dish, especially now while string beans are just about to be in season!

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by globetrotter

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1 thought on “String Bean Recipe That’s a Crowd Pleaser”

  1. What a delicious sounding recipe! It’s hard to imagine green beans in season NOW – here in Portland we’re still going through very cold weather – I’m still eating my green beans preserved from last year!

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