Mediterranean Green Beans

Total Time:
18 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
8 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds green beans, ends trimmed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 to 4 whole garlic cloves
  • 3 to 4 anchovy fillets, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green olives, pitted and halved
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup pimientos or roasted red pepper strips
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Salt
Directions

Blanch green beans in very salty water until crisp-tender. Drain and transfer to an ice bath to cool briefly.

In a large skillet heat olive oil until hot. Add the garlic cloves and the anchovy fillets and saute briefly. Add green olives and pimientos and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the green beans, crushed red pepper and salt, to taste. Continue to saute until green beans are hot and the flavors have come together, about 4 to 6 minutes. Serve hot.


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