Italian Green Beans with Tomatoes and Garlic is a flavorful 15-minute side dish. Perfectly cooked fresh green beans are topped with garlicky tomatoes, pine nuts, and a squeeze of lemon. And this recipe is naturally vegan and gluten free and a healthy part of a Mediterranean diet.
Steam or blanch the green beans in boiling water for about 2 minutes, until they are bright green. Immediately transfer the beans to a bowl of ice water, then drain when cool.
Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Next add the tomatoes to the pan and saute until soft, about 2 minutes.
Add the green beans to the pan and toss to heat through, being careful not to overcook.
Finally, add the pine nuts, a squeeze of lemon juice, and salt, to taste.
Transfer to a serving dish and enjoy!
The green beans can be blanched in advance and refrigerated in a sealed container until you're ready to make the recipe.Leftovers will keep for a few days and can be reheated or enjoyed at room temperature.