Saturday, August 6, 2011

Green, Yellow and Purple Beans with Red Onion and Garlic

In addition to heirloom tomatoes I also got some fresh beans at the farmers market today. We got a variety of beans: green, yellow and purple. Here is the recipe I use to cook fresh green beans. It is very easy.


1/2 pound of green beans (or yellow, purple), ends cut
1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
Olive oil
Salt and Pepper


1. Preheat pan on medium heat and add olive oil. Add garlic and let it cook until lightly brown (about 1-2 minutes) stirring often.

2. Add onions and beans to the pan and cook them for 5 minutes until you see them getting lightly brown. Salt and pepper to taste. Keep stirring often to prevent burning. As a side note, while cooking purple beans lost their color.

3. At this point turn the heat to low/simmer, cover pan with a lid and let beans cook for 3 minutes. That's it. This way beans keep their crispiness. Time to eat. Tonight, I served them as a side to salmon.

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