Okra and Green Beans

Makes 6 servings

3/4 lb fresh whole okra
3/4 lb fresh green beans
1 c water plus 2 Tbsp
1 (6-oz) can tomato paste
4 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 large garlic cloves,
Salt and pepper, to taste
1. Wash okra pods, trim stems, do not
remove caps.
2. Wash beans and cut into 3-inch lengths.
3. Combine water, tomato paste, olive oil,
onion, garlic, salt and pepper in a saucepan.
Bring to boil, stirring often.
4. Add okra and beans and additional water
if necessary to almost cover vegetables.
Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer
until vegetables are crisp-tender, 20-30
minutes. Serve hot or cold.

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