Boistfort Valley Farm
Community Supported Recipe Box

Green Beans with Onion, Garlic, & Tomato


  • 1 lb green beans
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 or more cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • As many cherry tomatoes as you can spare; up to half the box
  • 4 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


dish: side
season: summer, fall

Clean and trim ends from beans. Rinse and cut tomatoes in half.

In a large, deep pan, heat oil over medium heat and add garlic and onion, cooking until onion is translucent. Put beans, tomatoes, a bit of the salt, pepper, and cover. Add up to 1/2 cup water to simmer if necessary (only add a bit at a time, so it will reduce). Simmer gently 15-20 minutes or until beans are nearly cooked to your liking. Remove lid, increase heat and reduce most of liquid, stirring occasionally. Add salt to taste.