Gluten Free/ Italian/ Vegetables

Salami’d Green Beans

I had 4 oz of salami in my deli drawer needing to be consumed.  I wanted to eat green beans as a side dish with dinner.  A marriage was made in my head.  Lacking fresh green beans, I used canned beans from my pantry.  Canned green beans are one of the veggies Elizabeth will eat with no coercion, therefore it is a must to keep them on hand at all times.We all know bacon and green beans go together like cookies and milk, but mixing that classic combo up with the salami was fantastic.  The texture and flavor of the salami gave a punch to the green beans that bacon just can’t do…sorry bacon!

From start to finish, this meal took me 8 minutes to make, and that includes prep-time.  In fairness, I had half an onion ready to be sliced that was left over from a dish earlier.  Slice the onion up, dice the salami, open a few cans, peel the skin from a single clove of garlic, and go! I wrote “salt to taste” in the directions below, but I did not add any.  The canned beans and tomatoes, with the salami had enough salt for my palate. However, we all have different palates where salt is concerned, so add some if you like.

Salami'd Green Beans

Author: Michelle


  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion; thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic; minced/grated
  • 4 oz salami; diced
  • 2 cans green beans; drained
  • 1 can tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2-3 large pinches of red pepper flakes; +/- to taste
  • Black pepper/Salt; to taste
  • Parmesan cheese


  1. In a skillet or pan, add the olive oil and heat over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onions and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cook an additional minute.
  4. Do not let the garlic burn.
  5. Stir in the diced salami, cooking it for a minute.
  6. Add the green beans, tomatoes, oregano, red pepper flakes,  and black pepper.
  7. Mix gently and cooking for 2 minutes.
  8. Pull off the heat, top with Parmesan cheese and serve.
 Salami and onion Green beans and tomatoes
Bite of Salami'd Green Beans ~ The Complete Savorist

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  • Reply
    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    March 4, 2015 at 12:35 am

    Way to jazz up the standard green beans- Salami should be in it’s own food group..

    • Reply
      March 4, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      I think we should lobby for an Italian Meats section of the food pyramid.

  • Reply
    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence
    March 5, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Interesting flavor combination! I’d need to give this a try.

    • Reply
      March 5, 2015 at 10:55 am

      I’ll admit it was odd, but it worked well.

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