Green Beans with Tapenade

Coarse salt
1 pound green beans
1/4 cup black-olive tapenade
1 clove garlic, minced, or more to taste
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
Freshly ground pepper

Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to a boil. Plunge beans into boiling water, and cook until bright green and tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain, and rinse in cold water to stop the cooking. Trim the ends off the beans, and cut in half lengthwise.

Transfer beans to a serving bowl, and toss well with tapenade, garlic, parsley, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.