Make a big bowl of flavorful vegetables for a cookout, picnic, or a week of lunches. Tender cooked green beans and red onions mingle with ripe tomatoes and black olives. A surprise ingredient adds zip without turning the green beans gray. It’s wildly affordable: a serving costs just $1.16 using organic ingredients, or $11.60 for a big bowl.
I was dreaming about one of my favorite fall dishes when I came up with this recipe: Greek green beans braised slowly with tomatoes. That recipe cooks for an hour and traditionally takes a lot more olive oil. My version is quicker, lighter, and more summery. Whole sliced olives add flavor and fiber without piling on the calories.