Kwintus Beans with Marjoram, Walnuts and Bacon

Flat, yellow Kwintus beans are similar in shape and texture to Romano beans. More Delicious, Quick Side Dishes

Kwintus Beans with Marjoram, Walnuts and Bacon
Photo: © Richard Warren


  • 1 ½ pounds Kwintus beans

  • 6 strips of bacon

  • 1 garlic clove (minced)

  • 1 tablespoon marjoram (chopped)

  • Coarsely ground pepper

  • ½ cup walnuts (chopped)


  1. In a large skillet, steam the beans in 1/2 inch of water until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and refresh under cold water; pat thoroughly dry.

  2. In the same skillet, cook the bacon over moderately high heat until crisp; drain well and crumble. Add the garlic to the drippings in the skillet and cook until softened, about 1 minute. Add the beans and half of the marjoram, season generously with pepper and toss until hot. Transfer the beans to a platter. Garnish with the walnuts, bacon and the remaining marjoram and serve.

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