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green beans in tomato sauce with olives

Green beans with tomatoes and black olives

Mandy Mazliah
A delicious recipe for green beans with tomatoes and black olives. A wonderful, yet simple, summer side dish that makes the best of the beans.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Servings 4


  • 2 handfuls of green beans trimmed (around 150-200g)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • handful pitted black olives drained and rinsed (around 100g)
  • 400 g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • dash balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • a squeeze of lemon juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Add the green beans, bring to the boil again, then reduce the heat to medium and cook for around 4-5 minutes until the beans are tender.
  • Drain and set aside. If you wish you can place them in a bowl filled with iced water to stop them from cooking further but this isn't essential.
  • Heat the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for a minute before adding the chopped tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and oregano.
  • Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the sauce starts to thicken.
  • Stir in the olives, the green beans, add a squeeze of lemon juice and grind in some salt and black pepper to taste. Serve warm.
Keyword green beans in tomato sauce, green beans with tomatoes
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