10 Mar Green Beans 2.0
The inspiration for this recipe is courtesy of Rodale’s Organic Life. Because I can never leave well enough alone, I made some alterations and additions to the recipe, and I hope you like the results.
It’s a lovely mix of textures and tastes and is immensely satisfying. I have to admit, what drew me to the recipe in the first place were the olives….we’ve been in a bit of an “olive loop” of late. The beans and olives are combined with red pepper, shallots or onions, thinly sliced garlic, fresh parsley, crumbled feta and toasted walnuts. Delish!
Green Beans 2.0
1 lb (454 grams) green beans – trimmed
2 – 3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
2 shallots or one small onion thinly sliced
1 red pepper – seeded and diced
1/3 cup walnuts – lightly toasted
1/2 cup feta cheese – crumbled
1 cup mixed olives – pitted
2 – 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
Add beans to boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Drain and rinse under cool water to halt the cooking process. Set aside. Heat oil in skillet. Add onion (or shallots) and garlic and cook until onion is translucent and garlic fragrant. Add the peppers. Add the olives. Gently toss ingredients until warmed through. Add beans and continue to gently toss until warm. Transfer to serving plate and add crumbled feta, parsley and walnuts. You’re welcome.