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Green Beans with Olives


This whole dish can be made ahead and packed up to go -- making it perfect for a picnic or potluck.

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  • Servings: 6

Source: Everyday Food, March 2012


  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
  • 1 jar (9 ounces) pimiento-stuffed olives, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 anchovy fillets
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook green beans until crisp-tender and bright green, about 6 minutes. Drain and return to pot.

  2. Meanwhile, in a food processor, pulse olives, parsley, anchovies, oil, and vinegar until olives are finely chopped. Add to beans and stir to combine. Season with pepper. Serve at room temperature.

Cook's Notes

Refrigerate overnight and let it come to room temperature before serving.

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  • rebmaraine13
    23 JUN, 2014
    While this recipe has beautiful color and is fabulously easy to make, it is suprisingly low on flavor. If I make this again I'll definitely use more red wine vinegar and add some red onion.