Thursday, March 3, 2011

Easiest Green Beans Ever

With this recipe, you have no excuse not to eat your veggies – even on a work night!

This veggie dish is on your table in about fifteen minutes from start to finish and, with only five ingredients (or six if you want to get fancy), it’s super simple and easy to remember. This has been on our Easter table two years in a row, and graces our dinner table every so often throughout the rest of the year.

So put that steamer bag of frozen veggies down for one night and give fresh green beans a try! It is well worth the minimal effort you will put into it!

Easiest Green Beans Ever

Serves 4

1 lb fresh green beans
2-3 cloves of Garlic – diced fine or run through a garlic press
1 Tbsp Olive oil
1-2 Tbsp grated or flaked Parmesan Cheese (optional)

Fill a medium saucepot 2/3 of the way with water, and put over high heat.

Clean beans under running water, snap off both ends (or only the stem end if you prefer) and set aside. Once the water is boiling, drop in green beans and let boil for five minutes.

Mince garlic (or run through the garlic press)

Strain beans and put into serving bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, toss in garlic and parmesan (if using) and season to taste with salt and pepper.



oneordinaryday said...

Okay, you've talked me into it. My husband loves green beans but I rarely cook them (always fresh and steamed) because I think they taste waxy. weird? I think the garlic and parm would make me like them. :) Jim will thank you. LOL

Thibeault's Table said...

Caroline, Just wanted to let you know that you are the winner of my Giveaway. I emailed you the details last night. Please let me know if you didn't receive the email.

Thank you for sharing your recipe. Green Beans are right at the top of my list of favourite vegetables. Can't wait to try.


Baking Ribbons said...

Love green beans with garlic and cheese and so easy to make. Thanks for the reminder!

Caroline said...

Some beans do happen to be 'waxier' than others, but the garlic, parm and olive oil can really shift the focus from the texture to the taste. I hope you all enjoy them! They're a weeknight favorite here!

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