Summer Beans with Fresh Tomatoes and Garlic
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Summer Beans with Fresh Tomatoes and Garlic


  • 2 cups beans any variety
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh chopped tomatoes
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp chopped parsley basil, tarragon (or herb of your choice)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • Steam or boil the beans for 3-4 minutes. Drain well and put in a frying pan with the remaining ingredients. Cook until beans are tender.
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss well to combine flavors. Allow to sit at room temperature at least ½ hour, then re-season as needed. Serve at room temperature.


Seasonal Cook’s Notes: Crunchy raw beans are OK on a tray of raw veggies, but they will not reveal their full flavors until they are fully cooked – but catch them before they are over-cooked and limp!