Green beans are all too often a boring side dish. They are easy to boil and season to perfection, which makes them a little ho-hum after a while. Usually, we just boil them until they are to our desired softness, then drain them and add salt, lemon pepper, and olive oil…and they are perfectly tasty.
But “perfectly tasty” is a synonym for “just fine,” and that’s not really what we’re going for. We’re going for really freaking good.
Recently, we came across a recipe that combines green beans, tomatoes (our favorite!), shallots, and white wine. Not to mention fresh basil. We had to try it – and it was really freaking good. It’s the perfect way to spruce up an otherwise boring meat-and-two-sides evening.