String beans are often treated as if they were vegetables, but they are in fact a legume. They're one of the few beans that can be eaten raw! Along with providing protein, string beans are high in vitamins A, C, K, and folate. They're also rich in potassium and manganese. Enjoy!


  • 1 teaspoon savory herb seasoning blend, such as Herbamare, or Italian seasoning, or curry spice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups string beans
  • Sprig parsley, for garnish


1. Stir together the seasoning, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt.

2. Place the string beans in a large mixing bowl. Pour the sauce onto the beans and stir to coat the beans. Marinate for 3 hours at room temperature or overnight in the refrigerator.

3. Alternately, to speed up the marinating process, you can put the beans in a dehydrator for 2 hours at 110°F.

4. Serve at room temperature with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprig of parsley.

Swap It Out! In this simple recipe, you can play around with switching out the herbs, using different seasonal blends to keep things interesting. Variety ensures that you won't get bored, and that you'll continue to eat these health-promoting little pods.

Serves 4

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Submitted 5/14/12.
Source: Rawesomely Vegan
Submitted By: b smith

Savory Spiced String Beans