Garlic Green Beans

250g/8oz green beans, trimmed and cut in halves
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes (ca. 4 pieces)
2 tablespoons black olives, pitted and sliced
salt to taste

Serves 2-4
Place sun-dried tomatoes in a small bowl. Pour boiling water over them and let stand while preparing the rest of the dish.

In a large pan (that can be covered with a lid), heat olive oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and cook for a minute while stirring constantly. Make sure the garlic does not get burned. Add the green beans to the garlic oil and cook for another 2 minutes or so. Season lightly with salt.
Add 4 tablespoons of water, put on the lid, and increase heat to medium high. Let cook for 2 minutes stirring occasionally, until beans are tender. Take off the heat.

Drain the tomatoes. Cut into slices or chop. Add them along with the olives to the green beans. Transfer to serving bowl. Serve immediately.

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