Spiced Green Beans Recipe

spiced green beans

Ingredients for Spiced Green Beans:

  • 1 lb (450 g) green beans
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Large “pinch” of cayenne pepper
  • 6 fl oz (175 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin or coriander seeds, crushed

Method for Spiced Green Beans:

  1. Top and tail the beans and string if necessary.
  2. Cut the beans into 1″ (2.5 cm) lengths.
  3. Combine the garlic, lemon juice, salt and cayenne pepper in a small bowl.
  4. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the crushed cumin or coriander seeds and fry for a few seconds.
  5. Add the beans and saute briskly for a minute.
  6. Sir in the garlic mixture, cover tightly, and cook over a low heat for about 10 minutes until the beans or just tender.
  7. Increase the heat, remove the cover and stir constantly until the liquid has evaporated.
  8. Serve straight away.

This Spiced Green Beans Recipe serves 4.

A good way to use up the “glut” of green beans. You can make in larger quantities, allow to cool and freeze in suitable portions for you. To re-heat, just use the microwave and toss the beans around.

Posted in Vegetable Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes, Green Beans, All Recipes
9 comments on “Spiced Green Beans Recipe
  1. lesley pritchard says:

    what a lovely site. Dropped on by chance looking for damson jam recipes. Will definately come back for another look.

  2. tracy says:

    a great way to use up all thoses green beans ive harvested.

  3. john says:

    Does this really require 6 fl oz of vegetable oil, sounds like it would be a bit oily!

  4. Val says:

    Try it with less if you like. I usually use olive oil and have not found it too oily.

  5. Evelyn says:

    Will this recipe freeze successfully?

  6. Val says:

    Yes, the spiced green beans will freeze very well. We split them into portion sizes and freeze in plastic bags or plastic containers.

  7. Evelyn says:

    Thanks, will start cooking!

  8. Jan says:

    It was rather oily, the oil part of the liquid will not boil off. Otherwise very tasty. Half the oil would be enough.

  9. Marie says:

    I used this but changed the following:
    -> Way less oil – I used 5 tsp
    -> Added in some onions in first which I cooked until soft
    -> Used garamasala spice instead of cumin or coriander.

    It was great! We had it with buckwheat and it used up 500g of our beans which is pretty decent, made 4 servings in total with the buckwheat, at about 340kcal

    Thanks for this recipe 😀

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