Flat Bean and Cherry Tomato Mash-up
A saute of tender, meaty flat beans with an easy sauce of smashed cherry tomatoes makes a delicious Summer side dish
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 onion Coarsely chopped
- 1 lb Italian flat beans snapped or cut into bite size pieces
- 1 cup water
- 8 ounces cherry tomatoes Different varieties if available but simple red cherry tomatoes work fine
- 1 tsp Kosher salt or to taste
- 2 tablespoons vinegar I used a shrub syrup, but any vinegar works
Snap or cut off any stems remaining on the beans and cut or break into about 2” lengths. Rinse beans with water.
In a large skillet, heat olive oil over med-high heat. When oil is starting to get hot add the chopped onion and cook over medium heat until caramelized (about 5 min.)
When onions are somewhat caramelized, add the beans and sauté for a few minutes to crisp the outside (don't burn them).
Add some water to cook the beans in to soften (I added about 1 cup). Cook this mixture down until the water has almost evaporated and the beans are soft (about 5-7 min).
Add the cherry tomatoes and mash into the mixture with a potato masher or a fork. Cook until the mixture is heated through.
Season to your liking with salt, add the vinegar and stir everything together. Serve with any protein as a side dish or serve alone as a vegetarian dish.
Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 599mg | Potassium: 403mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1060IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg