Friday, August 2, 2013

Green Beans with Mushrooms and Olives

This is one of those recipes that I come across that just sounds plain weird. Take my word though that if you like green beans, mushrooms and olives you're going to love this!

Original recipe found here:

I make this the day before I'm going to have it because the longer it marinates the better it  is.

I don't use beech mushrooms just because I couldn't find them so I just use whatever ones I can find.

Green beans with Mushrooms and olives serves 4     4pp or SF +1pp

1 lb fresh green beans with ends trimmed
1 pkg 8oz of mushrooms I chop them in half depending on the size
2 tbsp of good quality olive oil
garlic (original recipe calls for garlic salt but I like less salt so I use chopped garlic)
Black pepper and salt to taste
1/2c sliced green olives with pimento (keep about 1 tbsp of the olive juice)
1/4c green onions sliced thin

Heat olive oil in pan. Add green beans, garlic, sea salt and pepper and cook 5-6 minutes or until softened and bright green.  Add mushrooms and olives and olive juice. Toss. Cook for another 2 minutes.  Serve hot or cold ( I love it cold) and top with green onions.

You could make it less points with less oil but it really is worth every point :)

*Simply Filling +1pp for the olives (calculating the olive oil as part of the GHG) per serving or

*4pp per serving


Laurie @ Laurie's Little Bits of Creativity, etc. said...

I'm not a mushroom lover so I would leave them out. I just picked lots of green beans from our garden. Now I know what to do with some of them!

Suzanne said...

I just remembered last year I roasted some roma tomatoes with olive oil and garlic. They'd go nicely in this dish too :)

Fran said...

I am new to your blog and loving it. I too follow simply filling. I am just clarifying something for myself. When I see a recipie and it has for example 4pp-is that 4 indulgence points!

Suzanne said...

On some recipes I put both the points plus for people doing that and what it would be if you are following SF. So this recipe is SF plus 1pp.
Any new recipes I make I'm putting the simply filling plus any smart points. And those smart points would be off your weekly ones. Hope this helps. You can always email me as my address is on the upper right hand side of the blog.

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