Food - Drink
The German Herb That Will Elevate Your Green Beans
By Karen Hart
Green beans are a powerhouse of a vegetable, loaded with vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. While they are crunchy, delicious, and complement many dishes, there is a magical German herb that can massively elevate the flavor of your green beans and keep you coming back for more.
Savory, which is part of the mint family, is a common herb used in Germany alongside green beans. With its name in German translating to "bean weed," the herb is well-known for its peppery flavor as well as for its ability to aid in digestion and eliminate flatulence.
You can either braise your green beans with savory or boil them and then cook them in butter infused with savory and lemon juice. However, there are two varieties of savory; winter savory is said to have the essence of pine and sage, whereas summer savory is a little on the spicy and sweet spectrum.