Feb 19, 2017

On The Side

Cherry Tomatoes with Fresh Green Beans
The Red and green of fresh, sweet cherry tomatoes and crisp green beans, blended with fresh basil, butter and garlic make for a beautiful and simple side dish that can be served with so many things.

1 1⁄2 pounds fresh green beans, stems removed
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1⁄4 cup fresh basil, chopped
2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
Salt and pepper to taste

Blanch green beans in salted water, until tender but not overcooked. Melt butter in a skillet and add blanched green beans, garlic, sugar, basil. Stir cherry tomato halves around until barely soft and heated. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with Hawaiian Baked Salmon.

Makes 6 servings.

Note: These beautiful cherry tomatoes were grown and gifted to me by my friend Chato Purdy. The green beans were grown by Larry and Lina, a Filipino couple who sell their fresh produce at the Saturday Farmers Market, here on Molokai, in front of American Savings Bank. The fresh basil comes from my garden, or you can get it at Kumu Farms here on Molokai. Remember, freshness counts!

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