Steamed french beans with dried garlic flakes and fig balsamic vinegar

Still crunchy steamed French beans are just delicious, so if you add dried garlic flakes and fig balsamic vinegar, you achieve apotheosis :-) It’s true I have never tried the dried garlic flakes and by the looks of it, it does not seem very tasteful, give it a try and let me know! Nevertheless, I checked and you can find abroad the French condiment I am using, which is called semolina garlic, and it’s very good and elegant not like the dried garlic flakes I saw on the Internet :-( Semolina garlic is really the right condiment for this dish, try to find it if you can, because the dish is simply a marvel with it :-)

In two words:

“… live thou to joy thy life;
Myself no joy in nought but that thou livest”.

To Start...

difficulty easy
preparation– 5’
cooking - 20′ (*)
serves - 1  

To Sum-up...



  • 2 + ½ pinches of steamed French beans (or just green beans)
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of fig balsamic vinegar
  • 3 very small pinches of dried garlic flakes (**)
  • 2 pinches of fleur de sel  or coarse salt
  • 2-3 turn mills of Kampot black pepper


Preparing the French beans

  • Cut off the ends of the beans and rinse them
  • Cook them in a steamer for 20’ (*)


  • Put the French beans in a small bowl
  • Pour the olive oil
  • Pour the fig balsamic vinegar
  • Add the dried garlic flakes
  • Add salt and pepper
  • Stir everything with 2 tablespoons as to cover the French greens with seasoning
  • Enjoy!

(*) You can cook the French beans, either in a steamer machine, or via another way, but in the machine it’s better. Cooking time as indicated here is calculated when using a steamer machine.

(**) If you don’t like garlic you can add dried onion flakes

o-o C'est si bon ! o-o

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