Green Beans with Olives


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It’s green bean season around here! When I pick beans, I can’t help but sing that song about beans I learned as a kid:

Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart.
The more you eat, the more you fart!
The more you fart, the better you feel, so eat your beans for every meal!

So, yes, eat those beans and flaunt your flatulence! It’s good for you.

This recipe came from Martha Stewart.


1 1/2 lbs green beans, trimmed
1 c green olives (or 1/2 c green olive tapenade, like I used)
1 c fresh parsley, chopped
2 anchovies
3 T olive oil
1 T red wine vinegar


First you need to blanch your beans. Bring a pot of water to a boil. And get a bowl of ice water ready. Throw your beans into the boiling water for 5-6 minutes, or until the beans are bright green. Strain the beans, and throw them into the bowl of ice water to stop the cooking.

In a food processor, put the rest of the ingredients. In a bowl, mix the pureed mixture with the beans. They’re then ready to eat!

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Martha Stewart: Green Beans with Olives


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