Everywhere I look I see beautiful green beans, so how could I not purchase a couple of pounds, especially when I have the most amazing, delicious and easy-to-make, Simple Italian Green Bean Toss Recipe ever!
As with most of my Italian recipes this was first tasted in my mother-in-law’s kitchen. I said it once and I will say it again, Italians can make anything delicious with the least amount of ingredients and no sauces or gravies needed.
You taste what should be tasted, and all the ingredients compliment each other.
This Italian, green bean toss recipe is a perfect side dish for a family barbecue. While the meat or fish is grilling, you can clean and boil the beans.
Then it only takes 30 seconds to toss everything together and you’ll be asking yourself how something so easy can be so delicious. I can honestly say in my house green beans are the first to go, everyone loves them!
Oh and remember, never be afraid of the garlic, it adds so much flavour and can easily be removed. Nobody has to eat it, although my husband continues to tell us about the great benefits of garlic, whatever!
Speaking of my husband, he and one of my daughters like to drizzle balsamic vinegar on beans, so you could always leave the vinegar on the table for whoever has the desire to try this.
Simple Italian Green Bean Toss
You are probably thinking why is she pushing these green beans? Why? Because I never liked green beans before and I can guarantee any green- bean-hater will change their mind after just one taste.
So start boiling that water and lets eat green beans. Buon Appetito!
The best and only way to make green beans,Simple Italian Green Bean Toss. A healthy, fast and easy recipe made with fresh green beans.
- 1 1/2 pounds green beans 1/2 kilo
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 26-39 grams
- 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste 2 grams
- 1 clove large garlic chopped or sliced
- balsamic vinegar if desired
In boiling water (unsalted) cook green beans (stems removed and rinsed well) till tender (10 to 15 minutes), drain and immediately toss gently with salt, garlic and olive oil. Serve immediately. Enjoy!