Grandma's Italian Style Green Bean Recipe

Thursday, August 13, 2009
Grandma made everything simple back when I was growing up the foods were prepared with whatever we had in the house and she used to pick green beans in the fields, this is her recipe for the 1950s.

Olive oil, garlic, herbs were staples to use so if you're looking for a simmple side dish this would be the easiest green bean recipe you'll ever make.

Easy steamed fresh from the farmers market, home grown, the beans are always delicious.

These do not have vinegar, just olive oil and garlic, that's how she made them and we love these old Italian vintage recipes.

Grandma's Italian Style Green Bean Recipe

Grandma's Italian Style Green Bean Recipe

Yield: 8
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 7 MinTotal time: 17 Min
This is just a green bean cold or hot served salad-style side dish Grandma use to make. It's a little spicy and made with steamed beans.


  • 2 lbs cleaned green fresh-picked beans (or store-bought)
  • extra virgin olive oil drizzled over the top around 1/4 cup
  • 3 finely minced garlic cloves
  • red pepper flakes
  • salt and black pepper
  • fresh or dried oregano, basil, and parsley


  1. Trim the beans.
  2. Rinse and snip the ends of both sides of the beans.
  3. Boil them in saltwater to your desired doneness, we like them a little on the soft side.
  4. They are wonderful roasted in the oven as well at 350 degrees until wilted with a drizzle of olive oil. I usually put them on parchment paper.
  5. Drain the cooked beans.
  6. Place in a bowl.
  7. Sprinkle with fresh or dried herbs, around 1/2 teaspoon of each if dried. J
  8. Just a little red pepper to taste along with salt and pepper.
  9. Drizzle olive oil over the top around 1/4 cup.
  10. Mix and serve cold or hot.

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