Honey-Balsamic Green Beans

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Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Serves

    4-6

Appears in

The Forest Feast Mediterranean: Simple Vegetarian Recipes Inspired by My Travels

The Forest Feast Mediterranean

By Erin Gleeson

Published 2019

  • About

When driving to Mount Etna in Sicily, we passed vineyards, citrus groves, ancient stone farmhouses, and rural Sicilian farmland known for its honey production, an ingredient we saw used in both sweet and savory dishes in the area. After taking in the breathtaking vista from the volcano’s snowy peak, we took the 1-hour drive back down to the ocean and ended the day with a sunset walk along the water in the small town of Santa Maria La Scala.

Ingredients

  • green beans - 4 c (440 g) trimmed & diagonally sliced
  • garlic - 2 cloves, minced

Method

  1. Sauté on med heat with 1 T olive oil, plus salt & pepper for 3-5 min or until the beans are bright green. Then add 1 T balsamic vinegar & 1 T honey to the pan & toss until all the beans are glazed (about 1 min).
  2. Transfer to a platter & sprinkle with a bit of sea salt plus:

    • pomegranate - ¼ c (35 g) seeds
    • pistachio - ¼ c (30 g) chopped, roasted