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I love green beans - especially thick crisp garden fresh Romas. Our pole beans are coming in now & I'm digging out all my favorite ways to have green Beans. This recipe came in an email from gourmet-recipes-from-around-the-world. Elegant & yum. Thanks, Lavendar!
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lb fresh green beans, cleaned, cut and dried
- 1 yellow onion, cut into rings
- 6 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 3 hearts of palm, cut into 1/2-inch rings
- 1⁄3 cup sun-dried tomato, packed in oil, diced
- 2 teaspoons pine nuts, toasted
- fresh ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush a large baking dish with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Put green beans, onion, and garlic in dish, drizzle with remaining oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring beans at least 3 times.
- When tender, remove beans from oven and transfer to bowl. Immediately drizzle with vinegar. Add hearts of palm, tomatoes, pine nits and pepper to taste and toss.
- Serve warm or room temperature.
This dish has such great elements in it, and it comes together nicely. I used a silpat to roast the beans, so used only about a tablespoon of the oil. I just used a sprinkle of salt. I ended up accidentally using half the beans, but the balance was great - so I wouldn't change it for next time. I added 2 tablespoons of the nuts, since 2 teaspoons seemed like too little. The hearts of palm are super in this. Yum!