Green Beans Extraordinaire

Green Beans Extraordinaire 4


Prep Time:  minutes
Cook Time:  minutes
Ready In:  minutes

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I love green beans and I’m always thinking of new ways to cook them. Here is a green bean dish that could be a meal in itself. I love this recipe so much I made it twice over the weekend.

  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 Pound Green Beans (Washed & Trimmed)
  • 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil (Divided)
  • 3 Garlic Cloves (Minced)
  • 14.5 Ounce Can Cherry Tomatoes (With Juice)
  • 2 Large Shallots (Sliced)
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Basil Leaves (Torn)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese (Shredded or Finely Chopped)
  1. Add water and a generous handful of kosher salt to large-size saucepan and bring to a boil. Add trimmed beans to water and cook 2 minutes. You will want beans to be just tender. Remove beans from water and transfer to paper towels to dry.
  2. In large-size saucepan add 3 tablespoons olive oil and turn heat to medium. Add garlic and shallots. Cook 2 minutes stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes with their juice, basil, kosher salt, and pepper. Give a good stir and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  3. In large-size skillet add 1 tablespoon olive oil and turn heat to medium-high. Add dried green beans and cook 2 minutes until lightly browned and heated through. Remove from heat and transfer to serving platter. Spoon tomato mixture over green beans. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  4. Serve immediately
  5. Serves 4 as a side dish.
  6. "Work With What You Got!"
  7. © Victoria Hart Glavin Tiny New York Kitchen


Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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