1 1/2 lbs green beans trimmed
2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves lg garlic thinly sliced
1/2 cup marinated artichoke hearts drained and chopped
2 plum tomatoes diced
1/2 teaspoon salt
pepper to taste
The beans can be cooked ahead, cooled & refrigerated. When ready to serve, warm them in the microwave and toss with dressing.
Bring a large pan, 2/3 filled with water, to a boil. Add beans & cook 6 minutes until tender-crisp and still bright green. Drain & rinse briefly under cold water.
Place oil and garlic in a small microwave-safe dish. Cook on low 30 seconds until garlic begins to color. Toss with beans, artichokes, tomato and salt. Serve warm.