My mom grew green beans (any variety of French beans) every summer and I was made to pick them on a regular basis. Back then I hated it as I would have much rather been playing with my friends.

Now, I have my own allotment and always grow green beans. This recipe is a great way to use up the summer gluts and can be served as a side dish or as part of a mezze. 



olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 medium tomatoes, sliced into eights 
500g French beans, topped and tailed
1 tsp dried oregano or 1 tbsp fresh, finely chopped 
salt and pepper
juice of 1 lemon
fresh parsley


Heat 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the onion and cook until it turns translucent.

Pour the chopped tomatoes in and simmer for 5 minutes.  

Add the French beans and oregano and season with salt and pepper. Cover and simmer until the beans are tender, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from the heat and finish with freshly squeezed lemon juice. Garnish with fresh parsley, and enjoy.

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