I’m always looking for easy side dishes that can double as a main dish. I don’t eat meat much anymore, if ever, so I like to make a side dish that can be my main dish. These sautéed green beans are just the versatile side/main to fit the bill.
I like to use fresh haricot verts, but when those aren’t available, I don’t mind using frozen beans. (By the way, Trader Joe’s frozen green beans are the best I’ve found.)
I use a lot of sun-dried tomatoes during the winter when tomatoes aren’t in season. I love their deep, yet bright, flavor. They add a little bit of a “meaty” texture along with the olives. I also add some basil and plenty of garlic.