Fine Vegetable Cuisine

String Beans with Garlic and Lemon Dressing

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String Beans with Garlic and Lemon Dressing
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Health Score:
9,3 / 10
30 min.

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All vitamins of the B group except vitamin B12 are found in considerable amounts in runner beans. The riboflavin content is particularly high; vitamin B2 plays an important role in glucose and fat metabolism.

Most vegetables can be eaten raw. The exceptions are green beans and runner beans. They contain a toxic substance called phasin. The protein can cause gastrointestinal problems, but is destroyed by heating. But you should also throw away the cooking water, because there are considerable amounts of phasin.


For the beans
500 grams bar or String bean (or bush beans)
olive oil (extra-virgin)
4 garlic cloves
For the dressing
1 lemon
1 teaspoon Acacia honey
1 generous pinch Sea salt
5 tablespoons olive oil (extra-virgin)
1 teaspoon ginger (freshly grated)
1 tablespoon Lemon balm (finely chopped)
1 tablespoon Savory (finely chopped)
1 tablespoon parsley (finely chopped)
1 tablespoon scallions
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps


Clean and trim beans, removing the stems and the coarse strings. Blanch for 5-6 minutes in boiling salted water, then rinse, drain and place in a serving bowl.


Grate the lemon rind finely, cut 2 lemon slices and set aside slices for garnish. Squeeze lemon and add juice to a bowl with acacia honey and salt to taste. Whisk in olive oil and lemon zest. Stir in the ginger and herbs. Drizzle vinaigrette over the beans. Peel garlic cloves and cut lengthwise into slices. Fry in a pan until golden brown in little olive oil and sprinkle over the beans. Garnish with reserved lemon slices before serving.