Marinated Green Beans
3/4 pound fresh green beans, snapped
1/4 cup red onion, chopped finely
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1. Fill a medium sized pot 3/4 full with water and bring to a boil. Add green beans and cook for 3 minutes, or until tender-crisp. Drain. 2. Mix still warm beans with onion, garlic, salt and olive oil. Leave mixture at room temperature for 1 hour, in order to let flavors mingle.
3. Immediately before serving, add lemon juice (otherwise the beans turn yellow). Best served the same day.
I have never run into someone who didn't love these green beans! They are packed with the flavors of garlic, onion and lemon juice. They are really wonderful with tiny new beans, but any fresh will do. Summer in a bowl!