Monday, January 3, 2011

Yellow Beans

In the garden I saw my first yellow beans!!!

I picked them immediately, the more you pick them and the more they seem to grow, and the plants still have so many flowers on!

Initially I thought of cooking them with a tomato sauce, but then I changed my mind: they are so fresh, and the first, so I just sautéed a shallot with olive oil, added the beans (washed and top and tailed, of course) and sautéed them gently for a little. Then I added a pinch of salt, put the lid on, lowered the heat, and let them cook in their own steam for about 10 minutes (checking and stirring from time to time). I didn't need to add any water, probably because they were so fresh, and they tasted perfect!

Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©


  1. Cool looking beans! I've never seen yellow beans like that. They look like they would be very good! Do you have a big garden?

  2. Not so big (we live in the forest and cannot cut trees), but big enough for the 4 of us :-)

  3. Sounds like you live in a really neat place!