I like eating green beans as the vegetable part of a meal, but sometimes they can get boring when served plain. Here is a fast and easy way to make green beans a little more interesting and flavorful. Simply toss the cooked beans with some minced red onions and tomatoes, a bit of salt and pepper, and enjoy. If you like, you can also add a little butter or olive oil, but I think they are delicious without.
Green Beans with Red Onions and Tomatoes
Makes 2 servings
*Note: Measurements are approximations; I usually just eyeball the amounts.
- 2 cups green beans, washed and ends trimmed
- 1/4 cup minced red onion
- 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
- Salt and pepper
- Place green beans in a small saucepan and add enough water to come about 1 inch up the sides of the pan. Cover and heat over medium-high heat until the water comes to a boil. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until green beans are crisp-tender when pierced with a fork.
- Drain green beans and toss with red onion, tomatoes, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
Recipe from my mother-in-law, Jan.