Spaghetti with Olive Oil, Garlic, French Beans and Anchovies

We love cooking with garlic and anchovies. An amazing umami secret ingredient for simple delicious pasta.

Anchovies pack enormous flavour for such little fish. They’re strong to the point that lone a little measure of anchovy is expected to add flavour to sauces, plates of mixed greens dressings, pasta and pizza.


  • 300g of organic spaghetti
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 80g anchovy fillets, roughly chopped
  • 150g of julienne french beans
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Put the spaghetti in a large pot of salted quickly bubbling water and cook just until al dente.
  2. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add garlic and anchovies; cook, stirring occasionally until medium golden and anchovies have melted, 2–3 minutes. Add french beans; sauteed about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; slowly stir in butter to make a smooth sauce.
  3. Add spaghetti and continental parsley to the pan and season with salt and pepper; toss to coat and drizzle some olive oil and lemon juice!
  4. That’s it, enjoy!

Nutritional Value Of Anchovies

Anchovies are rich in protein, vitamins and minerals that help in maintaining good health. It contains calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc. Anchovies are a good source of vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin K.

Health & therapeutic benefits of anchovies

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