Basil Beans Stir Fry

Flat Beans to be exact, this was a result of another experiment when we were really hungry and I had to come up with a meal quick. I always try to add a side of greens to our meals (and if not a quick green smoothie it is). If you ever come across these flat beans in your local market then I hope you try this recipe of mine and like it too. Oh and don’t remove the beans from the inside!

Flat beans look like this, they can also be a bit more flattened out. 


  • 2 cups sliced flat beans
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dry basil
  • couple dashes black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon melted butter


Heat a skillet to medium heat and add butter, onion and garlic. Stir fry until onion is wilted and garlic is aromatic. About 3  minutes. Add the beans and salt. mix well and cover to cook, about 5 mins. Add basil and black pepper. Cook for about 2 more mins. Taste for salt and tenderness. Try not to over cook and keep a bit crunchy. Enjoy!

PS- sorry I don’t have more pics of this. Will add again later 🙂


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