Tuscan Green Beans

Experience the rustic charm of Tuscan cuisine with these delightful Tuscan green beans, a dish that celebrates the simplicity and freshness of seasonal ingredients. Crisp green beans, cooked to tender perfection, are infused with the flavors of Italy through a medley of sun-drenched tomatoes, fragrant garlic, and aromatic herbs. Each bite is a celebration of the Tuscan countryside, where wholesome ingredients come together to create dishes that are both comforting and satisfying. Whether served as a vibrant side dish or a light vegetarian entrée, these Tuscan green beans are sure to transport your taste buds to the rolling hills of Italy, where every meal is a testament to the joy of simple, delicious cooking.


  • 6 quarts water
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup sliced onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


Bring the water to a boil in a stockpot.  Add the beans; reduce the heat.  Simmer for 4 minutes or until tender-crisp; drain.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or saute pan.  Stir in the onion.  Cook over medium-high heat until tender, stirring frequently.  Stir in the garlic; reduce the heat to medium-low.  Add the beans and mix well.  Stir in the tomato and rosemary.

Simmer, covered, for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Season with the salt and pepper.  Serve hot or at room temperature.  Excellent with grilled tuna or chicken.


This recipe originally appeared on www.beliefnet.com.

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