A hearty, healthy and delicious dish, this easy Yellow beans recipe with garlic is so flavorful and tasty, it will please the palates of your guests at any occasion.
This quick recipe is perfect at summer time and what I love about it is that it can be served warm or cold. I am not very keen on eating hot foods these days and this light recipe tastes so refreshing when taken out of the refrigerator. It’s also pretty versatile as more ingredients can be added, as well as more spices if you love spicy food.
I don’t feel like eating heavy this time of year, it’s too hot and I seem to get full easier. So instead of cooking big pots of food I make small dishes. I obviously need quick recipes, I don’t have all the time in the world to spend in the kitchen. Also keeping the stove on for too long drives me crazy these days! This yellow bean stew delivers exactly what I need, ready in about 20 minutes and it’s flavorful, nutritious and healthy.
Although my mom used to cook this recipe very often during my childhood years, I completely forgot about it until one day when I run out of recipe ideas. So I went to the market looking for “something” without having any idea what that something was, when a lady practically begged me to buy these. The recipe immediately crossed my mind so I thanked her and told her she’s a blessing, she’s saved me time I couldn’t afford to waste on looking for inspiration.
A simple summer recipe, this stew is very tasty especially when the yellow beans are freshly picked from the garden. It can also be a delicious side dish for a juicy steak or chicken thighs if you need a more consistent meal. I know my husband would agree.
Yellow beans recipe with garlic
- 400 g = 1 lb yellow beans
- 4 garlic cloves (you can add more if you like garlic a lot)
- 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- parsley and dill optional
- Roughly chop beans
- Smash garlic cloves
- Heat the oil and add half the garlic and saute a little
- Add the beans and saute for 2-3 minutes
- Add 1 cup water and cook for 20 minute
- Just before removing from stove, add the rest of the garlic
- Add chopped dill and parsley (optional)
- Works great with whole wheat toast