Simply Spiced String/ Green Beans

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

A very simple recipe, yet a bit different from your regular string bean side dish. You can serve this warm or chilled, I always serve it chilled as a salad.


  1. Wash and trim the string beans.
  2. I usually start out with more string beans than the 3 pounds called for in the recipe since I eat a lot raw and not all of them make it into the pot.
  3. Combine with all the other ingredients in a 3 quart pot and mix.
  4. Cook, covered on a small flame for 30 minutes.
  5. Drain.
  6. Serve warm or chilled.
Most Helpful

I fix this at almost every family gathering and there is none left over - ever! I have been asked for the recipe more times than I can imagine. I do add more spice (sometimes 2-3x as much as the recipe) as I like an hearty earthy flavor. Play around with it and you will find your ratio.

Teambanzai December 30, 2007

I made a third of the recipe. Added 1 small onion sliced. I didn`t cook this for 30 minutes because I like it crisp I`d say about 10 minutes. Put it all into a storage bag and chilled to enjoy as a cold salad. Crisp and crunchy! Thanks!

Rita~ January 23, 2006