Growing up in a Mediterranean household, this dish could be found on our dinner table four or more nights a week. We always kept a small garden and cleaning green beans was an almost nightly chore. Luckily, this is such a delicious side dish that no-one ever complained and leftovers were rarely a problem. The combination of garlic, onions, green beans and tomatoes, is deceptively simple and will pull you in for another serving sooner than you might believe.
This is a great way to use up the bounty of your garden or to put some summer Farmstand finds to good use. It is best enjoyed fresh and hot, but it also makes an incredible cold salad on a hot summer day. I like to use a more robust olive oil when preparing this dish, it adds a level of spice that plays quite nicely with the black pepper and whole garlic cloves.
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