Romano is a variety of beans that is a favored in Italy, Spain and Greece. They are excellent in soups, salads and Pasta Fagiole (an Italian favourite), when dry.

Fresh Romano beans may be slightly boiled and saut?ed with garlic and tomato sauce.

It is important to let you know that fresh Romano Beans in the pod are wonderful in taste, and the Italians are masters at the preparation of this bean.

I believe that in one of my books that I gave credit to the Italians for their soccer skills and the opera. I believe I have to give additional credit for the preparation of Romano Beans.

Since it takes some time to boil Romano Beans, we suggest that you open one can of Mr. Goudas Romano Beans. Of course, there are other brands on the market. However, I know that the variety and quality of this brand is excellent, not mushy, broken, overcooked or too salty.

Drain water and rinse to remove the salt that has been used as a preservative at the canning process.

Cut one onion into small pieces (approx. same size as beans).

Dice 1Celery stalk. You may also use the leaves at the top to enhance the appearance of the salad.

Place the Romano Beans, diced onion and celery in a large bowl.

Add the juice of half a lemon and 3 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (enough to coat all the beans.)

Gently, gently, using a fork combine the ingredients. You do not want to break those beautiful Romano Beans, which were specifically selected for you.

Sprinkle some fresh Parsley and a dash of Black Pepper.

Your creation is ready to be eaten.

Romano Bean Salad is ideal for parties, as an appetizer or the main course for vegetarians or those on special diets.

The Romano Bean Salad will transform you into a new world.

I suggest the use of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It is important to understand that not all Olive Oils on the market may be classified as Extra Virgin. The Olive Oil making process is very detailed.

Finally, after 40 years dealing with Olive Oil and Olives, I found the time to write on this subject, titled, The Olive Tree. It reveals all the information that you need to know including Acidity Levels. You may read The Olive Tree in the Books and Articles Section of

Spyros Peter Goudas

Keywords: | BEANS and PEAS dry or fresh | VEGETARIAN |