I made this dish back in the spring when the farmer's market had beautiful fresh new beans. I've worried a little about my ability to post after so long. But when I pulled up the photos on my computer, I was immediately transported back to the day they were prepared. The silky mouthfeel of the peppers, the richness of the cooked onion, the acid from the tomatoes, and the zing for the red chili. I remember them all and how they brightened the flavor of the beans.
Simple flavorful ingredients, carefully chosen and carefully cooked. Starting with the thinly sliced onion cooking down in a bit of olive oil.
The onion is joined by peeled yellow peppers cut into strips and plum tomatoes. Cooking until that all-important moment when the oil floats free from the tomatoes. With that rich flavor combination the beans just have to show up to look like a star, right?
Once the peppers, tomato & onions have cooked the green beans are added along with salt, the chili pepper, and some water. Then it is allowd to cook at a steady simmer until the beans are tender.
I have to say, I've forgotten what meal I served these with. Maybe if I had taken a picture of the entire plate, I'd remember. But, remembering the beans is all I need. Hurry up SPRING.