Side Dishes - Phase 1 - Mediterranean Green Beans




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Jennifer 3FC
01-29-2005, 10:34 PM
4 cups fresh green beans, cut into 1 in pieces
1 T extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 t crushed garlic
1 cup chopped seeded plum tomatoes ( about 4 medium)
3/4 t dried oregano
1/4 t salt
1/8 t ground pepper

Fill a 3 QT pot half full with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the green baens and boil for about 4 minutes or just until the beans are crisp tender. Drain the beans well and set aside.

Add the olive oil to the pot used to cook the green beans and place the pot over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for a few secons, until the garlic hust begins to turn color and smells fragrant. Add the tomatoes and the oregano, salt and apepper. Cover and cook for 1 minute. Add the green baens to the mixture and toss to mix well. Serve hot.