Green Beans with Red Onion and Olives Recipe

  • 1/3 cup minced red onion
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic or red-wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into thirds
  • 5 Kalamata or other brine-cured black olives, pitted and sliced thin
  1. In a bowl stir together the onion, the vinegar, the salt, and the oil and let the mixture stand. In a steamer set over boiling water steam the beans, covered, for 7 to 8 minutes, or until they are just tender, add them to the bowl while they are still hot, and toss them well with the olives.