Fresh Green Beans Mediterranean-style
Recipe type: side dish vegetable
Cuisine: Mediterranean
fresh green beans are dressed up with sun-drenched flavors of tomato and garlic
  • 1 lb. fresh green beans, cleaned and snapped in half
  • 1 Tblsp real butter
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, crushed
  • 1 can organic diced tomatoes OR 1 lb fresh tomatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 Tblsp chopped fresh oregano OR 1 tsp dried
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil
  1. Fill a large pot half full with filtered water, about 2 quarts, and bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Add the green beans and cook for 4 minutes until bright green and crisp-tender.
  3. Drain the beans and set aside.
  4. Add the butter to the pot and melt over medium heat.
  5. Add garlic, tomatoes, oregano, salt and pepper stirring well until somewhat thickened, about one minute.
  6. Add the green beans to the tomato mixture and stir well.
  7. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  8. Serve hot or at room temperature drizzled with a good extra virgin olive oil to garnish.
Recipe by Well Fed Family at