I fell in love with romano string beans during one of my first visits to Italy. They’re long, flat and extremely flavorful – you can usually find them at your local farmer’s market.
What You’ll Need:
1 pound romano string beans (you can certainly use fresh string beans, too, if you can’t find romano)
4 - 5 ripe roma tomatoes, diced or 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
1 -2 teaspoons fresh minced garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
What to Do:
Clean and trim ends off string beans, but leave long. Clean and dice tomatoes.
In a large sauté pan, add ½ cup water and boil string beans. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes until tender. Drain beans and dry pan.
Heat olive oil, add string beans, garlic and tomatoes. Sauté for 8 – 10 minutes. Add sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.
Serve warm, and enjoy!