What is Italian Green Bean?

Phaseolus vulgaris L.

Also called Green Romano Beans, Italian Flat Bean, Italian Pole Bean

Italian green beans are distinguished by the broad, flat and bright green pods, about 5-10 inches (12-25cm) long. They have a stringless seam and are mostly available frozen.

How to Cook Italian Green Beans

Like other green beans, they can be boiled, sauteed, steamed, braised, grilled, stir-fried or deep fried. They are also perfect for pickling, can be served as antipasti.

Do not overcook the beans otherwise they will develop some sliminess like Okra.

Here is my favourite video on how to cook Italian Green Beans

Ingredients: green beans , olive oil, minced garlic, chopped sun-dried tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste


  1.  Rinse Romano Green Beans under running water. Cut off the stems and tips and cut the beans into 1 ½-in (4-cm) lengths.
  2. Bring a ½ cup of water to a boil, add a pinch of salt to taste. Cook the green beans for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain, pat dry and set aside.
  3. Heat ½ teaspoon oil in a skillet, add the chopped onion and 1 clove garlic, minced. Sauté for a few seconds.
  4. Add the green beans, stir well and add 1 tablespoon of Sun Dried tomatoes with Italian Herbs. Enjoy and thanks to


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