Boistfort Valley Farm
Community Supported Recipe Box

Fresh Beans

These fresh beans take only 30-40 minutes cooking time, and do not need to be pre-soaked.


  • 1.5# beans, shells removed, rinsed thoroughly.
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • Salt to taste
  • Accompaniments: warm tortillas, salsa, sour cream or cotija cheese.


dish: side
season: fall

Add beans (without pods) to a medium pot with water. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Add seasonings and salt to taste. Allow to simmer, covered, 30-40 minutes, or until beans are creamy and dissolve easily in your mouth. Drain any excess water if needed. Serve with warm tortillas, salsa, and sour cream or cotija cheese.