So, whilst green beans and French beans are technically legumes, they are more pod than bean and contain less phytic acid and lectins than other legumes. So on that basis, if they're local, fresh and in season, many people choose to enjoy them on a Paleo diet. What do you think about beans?
This is a wonderfully summery side dish, the crunch of the French beans works wonderfully with the juicy, full bodied tomato.
Sautéed Vine Tomatoes and French Beans Ingredients:
- 500g French beans, tails removed
- 2 shallots, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 2 large vine tomatoes, deseeded and chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
- Olive oil
- Sea Salt and Black Pepper
Sautéed Vine Tomatoes and French Beans How To:
1) Boil some water in a pan, then add the French beans and simmer for two minutes. Drain, then rinse the beans under cold water.
2) Heat a little olive oil in a non stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the finely chopped shallots and garlic, and sauté for 2 minutes until slightly softened and golden. Add the French beans to the pan, coating well with the existing contents. Sauté for a further minute or so to heat through.
3) 30 seconds or so before you are due to serve, add the chopped tomatoes so as just to heat them through but not damage the texture. Season with the salt, pepper and parsley, then serve.