Sautéed Green Beans with Tomatoes
Green beans, plenty
1 garlic clove
2 tbsp olive oil
A few fresh ripe tomatoes
Salt to taste
Fresh oregano (optional)
Wash then top and tail the green beans. Peel the garlic and sauté with the olive oil. Add the tomatoes, washed and chopped. After 5 minutes add the green beans and salt to taste. Stir often and add a little water if necessary. Simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the green beans change colour. Add fresh oregano and serve.
Pasta al Pesto
1-2 or more garlic cloves (to taste)
Plenty of fresh basil leaves
A pinch of salt
Olive oil, a few tablespoons
Salt for the water
Using a mortar and pestle pound the garlic, fresh basil, and a pinch of salt. If you like add pine nuts, walnuts or cashew nuts.
You can also add some parmesan cheese, or feta cheese for a creamier pesto. Add olive oil until the pesto is smooth.
Cook the pasta in plenty of salted boiling water. Drain the pasta and mix with pesto. Eat immediately.