How to Cook Fresh Green Beans

How to Cook Fresh Green Beans- cook green beans perfectly every time with this simple recipe.

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How to Cook Fresh Green Beans

Green beans are known by many common names, including French beans, string beans, and snap beans. They make a great side dish for summer meals and they require little preparation.

Green beans are high in vitamin K, and they also contain a decent amount of calcium. 

I always blanch my green beans so the color stays vibrant and the texture remains crisp and not mushy.

What is Blanching?

Blanching is a food preparation technique in which food is briefly immersed in hot liquid, like boiling water or oil, often but not always as a prelude to cooking it further. 

How to Cook Fresh Green Beans

How to Cook Fresh Green Beans

Rinse the beans in a colander and trim the ends off. While you are working, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Once the water starts boiling, drop the beans in and let them cook for 2 minutes. While the beans are cooking, fill a bowl with ice water.

Drain the green beans and transfer them to the ice water bowl. Let them sit for 15-20 seconds.

How to Cook Fresh Green Beans

Drain the beans and arrange them on a paper towel to dry.

Use in any recipe that calls for green beans or simply serve with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pepper and garnish with lemon slices.

How to Cook Fresh Green Beans

How to Cook Fresh Green Beans

Gina
Cook green beans perfectly every time with this simple recipe.
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb Fresh green beans

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the beans in a colander and trim the ends off. While you are working, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Once the water starts boiling, drop the beans in and let them cook for 2 minutes. While the beans are cooking, fill a bowl with ice water.
  • Drain the green beans and transfer them to the ice water bowl. Let them sit for 15-20 seconds.
  • Drain the beans and arrange them on a paper towel to dry.
    Use in any recipe that calls for green beans or simply serve with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pepper and garnish with lemon slices.

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