Sautéed Fresh Cranberry Beans with Sage and Garlic
Recipe type: Snack
What these fresh cranberry beans lose in color they gain back in taste after sautéing them in garlic and fresh sage.
  • Fresh Cranberry Beans, shelled
  • Minced garlic (about 2-3 cloves per cup of shelled beans)
  • Olive oil (about 2 tablespoons per ½ - 1 cup of beans)
  • Fresh sage leaves (as many as you want)
  • Lemon or lime juice (a tablespoon ½ - 1 cup of beans)
  • salt, to taste
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cook the beans until just tender, about 20 minutes. Drain.
  2. In the same pot or in another pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the sage and fry for about 1 minute.
  3. When the sage starts to get crisp, add the beans and sauté for a couple of minutes. Season with salt.
  4. Add the garlic and sauté until the garlic is fragrant and starts to color. Remove from heat, squeeze a bit of lemon juice, toss, and serve.
Recipe by Lemons + Anchovies at