Monday, August 15, 2011

Italian Green Beans

Dianne sent us home with green beans from her garden {among other things}. She said that this recipe is the best when you use fresh green beans. It's such a simple and delicious side.


Italian Green Beans

1 lb green beans
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1/8-1/4 cup basil {fresh or dried}
sugar, sprinkle on top

  • In a large pot cook the beans with a little bit of water. Make sure they are only partially cooked, you don't want them overcooked. Also make sure to turn the beans over so they cook evenly.
  • While the beans are still hot, put them into a container and pour in the oil and vinegar. Add in the garlic, basil and sprinkle with some sugar. Shake it up and taste and add more of any of the ingredients above if needed.
  • Refrigerate and let sit for at least a day before serving.


Ashley