How to grow a green bean in 5 minutes
Green beans have a reputation for being hard to grow, but they are a healthy source of protein and fiber.
They also are a good source of vitamins A, C and K, which are essential for healthy bones and teeth.
Here are the steps to making green beans in under 5 minutes.
What you’ll need:1 tablespoon of dried beans, such as green beans or black beans.2 cups of water2 cups (2½ to 3 cups) of extra-virgin olive oil1 teaspoon of garlic powder1 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon dried oregano1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1 cup of waterFor the green beans:In a large saucepan, combine the dried beans and olive oil.
Bring the water to a boil, then lower the heat to a simmer.
Cover and cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed.
Turn off the heat, then add the garlic powder, cumin, salt, oreganos, black pepper and dried oregans.
Mix thoroughly and cover.
Wash and rinse the green bean well, and pat dry.
Put in the pot, along with the extra-pot water.
Heat over medium-high heat until the oil is hot, then reduce the heat and simmer until the beans are tender.
Drain on paper towels, then set aside.3.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large pot, bring the water from the water boil to a gentle simmer.
Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Add oreganas, salt and pepper, and cook for a minute or two more.
Add water as needed.
When the water is boiling, add the beans to the pot.
Bring to a rapid boil, and then reduce heat and cover, or leave uncovered.4.
Once the beans have cooked through, set aside for 5 to 10 minutes, then drain and pat them dry with a paper towel.
Add salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.5.
Pour the green lentils and chickpeas into the food processor, along in batches.
Process until a thick paste forms.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days, or refrigerate for up 3 weeks.6.
Serve warm with a salad or toasted baguette or french toast.