Broccoli and string beans with optional sardines 


One bunch green string beans 

1/2 bunch broccoli including stems chopped

3 garlic cloves minced

1/4 cup crushed tomato and sauce

2 sprigs fresh oregano 

2 tbls extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tbsp turmeric powder

Salt and pepper to taste

1 can sardines in water drained (optional)


Bring a large pot of water half full to a boil, add the broccoli and the string beans, allow to steam. Drain the water after 5 minutes and turn heat down to low, add remaining ingredients except sardines, mix well and let cook another 5 minutes. Plate the dish and serve with sardines on the side as an option. Other ideas for serving add more olive oil, hot peppers, serve with rustic bread, rice etc.

Have a fun summer and stay healthy




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