green beans and tomatoes

Simple summer food - cheap, quick, nutritious; serves 2-4, depending on how many beans you have and, indeed, how greedy you are.

If you don't have fresh herbs, use dried oregano or mixed herbs.  If you don't have fresh garlic, use dried or garlic salt.  It will work fine without the parmesan, but you don't have to be purist - you can sprinkle any cheese on it (I confess to a sneaky liking for Red Leicester on spag bol, but that's probably Just Wrong).

a generous handful of runner beans
olive oil
a tin of tomatoes
a bunch of parsley
1 onion
some garlic
salt and pepper

grated parmesan to sprinkle on before serviing

pasta of choice

Top and tail the beans, cut them into chunks of about - oh - 3cm, I guess, and simmer them for about six minutes.  Set aside.

Roughly chop the onion and garlic, and sauté them in some olive oil till soft, then add the tomatoes (or a carton of passata.  Season to taste

Cook for about 12-15 minutes, not forgetting to cook the pasta too.

Chop the parsley and add it at the end - use some dried herbs if you have no parsley. Anything would do.

We topped it with grated parmesan.

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posted by ramtops on 12 Jun 09 - 5452 views


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