Green beans in a tomato sauce (Fagiolini al pomodoro)
Serves 8
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
1 hr
  1. 500g /1 lb fresh green beans, topped and tailed
  2. 20 large, ripe cherry tomatoes, cut in half (or a small can of good tomatoes)
  3. 2 cloves garlic
  4. 2 carrots
  5. 1 onion
  6. 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  7. vegetable stock
  8. 8 leaves fresh basil
  9. salt
  1. Peel the garlic cloves and cut them in half.
  2. Chop the carrots and the onion very finely and put in a heavy-based frying pan in the cold oil.
  3. Put the pan over the heat and when the garlic and onion start to sizzle, add the tomatoes.
  4. Cook for about 5 minutes and add the green beans. Season with salt and cover.
  5. Cook for about 30-40 minutes on a low heat, stirring occasionally.
  6. If the beans are getting too dry add some vegetable stock.
  7. At the very end add the basil leaves, torn into pieces.