Pizza beans

beans, lemon and sun-dried tomatoes

Complete diabetic cookbook, 730pp.
by Mary Jane Finsand, Karin Cadwell and Edith White
Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers, New York, 1997
Cooking on page 32

About five years ago, one of my sisters was diagnosed with mild diabetes, so I bought this book online and had it shipped to her in the USA. Julie cooks from it sometimes, and is able to manage her diabetes mainly through diet.

With almost 2000 recipes, the book covers all types of dishes including a swag of desirable desserts. Page 32 has three vegetable recipes—for green beans, summer squash and beets. I love green so decided to do the beans.

pizza beans

Pizza beans

2 c. green beans
1 T. lemon juice
1/4 t. oregano
1 t. pimiento, chopped
dash each of garlic powder, salt

Cook green beans in boiling salted water until tender; drain. Combine lemon juice, oregano, pimiento, garlic powder and salt. Pour over beans; toss.

Diabetic cookbook

How it played out
What can I say? Too easy. Made this as written except that I didn’t have any pimiento (not always easy to find in Australia) so used chopped sun-dried tomatoes. Oh, and I used some fresh crushed garlic and fresh chopped oregano from my garden. Served with another page-32 recipe—tasty sausage rice.

This is a perfect veggie recipe for a busy day. And it went so well with the sausages. Use pimiento if you can get it, but otherwise sun-dried tomatoes are just fine.

Food is one of my favourite things about our travels.  Check out my travel blog for a post on some of the wonderful food we ate in India.


About leggypeggy

Intrepid overland traveller, keen photographer, avid cook—known to jump out of airplanes and do other silly things. Do not act my age.
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5 Responses to Pizza beans

  1. Sy S. says:

    I already had a small amount of green beans in the refrigerator and a small bottle of olives stuffed with pimentos. So I used the pimentos (not the olives) in this recipe, along with the green beans, added to much lemon juice, fresh chopped garlic and oregano. I can’t say it was like a pizza, but a nice alternative to plain fresh green beans.

  2. Pingback: Tasty sausage rice | What's cooking on page 32

  3. Laurie says:

    Looove green beans in any shape or form. I’ll be making this as soon as fresh beans come out in the markets.

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