Green Beans with Tomatoes and Olives
Here's how to dress up green beans with lively Mediterranean flavors.
Why This Recipe Works
We were after a fresh, Mediterranean-inspired green bean side. While many recipes for green beans call for blanching and then sautéing them, we sautéed the green beans first to get browning and then added water to the pan and covered it to steam them. Once the green beans were fully tender, we uncovered the pan and stirred in a mixture of tomatoes, olives, garlic, vinegar, and olive oil to infuse them with flavor. A final sprinkling of basil brightened things up.
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