It's spring and green beans are just about everywhere around here. I love the simplicity of green beans. I also love their versatility. They can be added to pretty much anything you like and make for a great side dish all on their own. Here in this dish, I sautéed them with black olives and spring onions. The black olives give a very distinct flavour to the dish that you just got to try!
This is just another example of how great food doesn't have to be complex or difficult. It goes great with Pan Fried Perch with Green Sauce. That was how we served it today.
Sauteed Green Beans with Black Olives
Serves 4 / Prep time: 10 minutes / Cook time: 20 minutes
Large bunch of fresh green beans, trimmed and cleaned
1/4 cup of pitted black olives, sliced
1 large spring onion, finely slices cross ways
1 tablespoon of olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
Sea salt to taste
Blanch the beans and then steam for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Heat a large skillet and add olive oil, garlic and spring onion. Cook for about 5 minutes or until browned an slightly softened. Add the beans and reduce heat to medium. Cook for about 7-8 minutes or until the beans have reached a tenderness that you like. Add black olives and give a quick stir. Remove from heat and serve. Simple and delicious!
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