So, you love vegetables and green beans when you eat at a restaurant but don’t like the taste of canned green beans at home? Or, you can’t get the same restaurant taste at home? Then this recipe is for you!!
I love vegetables and if loving veggies is wrong, I don’t want to be right. In fact, while building our home we lived with our in-laws for several weeks. While living there, my father in law once said ‘I never have to throw out vegetables with you in the house. You’re like a vegetable disposal.’ Why, thank you – I do love my greens. But, I am a realist and I know that not everyone shares in my love for produce. And, let’s be honest – even you if like veggies, they taste better dressed up a little.
Most fancy-pantsy restaurants use haricot vert which is a thin string style green bean.
For this recipe, you need to get a fresh green bean (like pictured below). These can be found in the produce section of your local grocery store.
These are a great side dish to accompany almost any entree. In our house, we regularly have them with steaks, chicken, BBQ, meatloaf, pork chops, and more!! Another bonus, they are just as good warmed up so my suggestion would be to make a double batch and enjoy the leftovers!
- Serves: 4
- Serving size: 85 grams
- Calories: 42
- Fat: 1
- Saturated fat: 0
- Trans fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 7
- Sugar: 1
- Sodium: 275
- Fiber: 3
- Protein: 2
- Cholesterol: 0
- 350 grams French Style green beans, raw
- 5 ml olive oil
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 4 cups water
- 1 chicken bouillon cube
- Bring water and bouillon cube to a boil.
- Add beans and boil for 8-10 minutes.
- Remove beans from pot, drain and rinsed with COLD water.
- Heat olive oil and garlic in pan over low/medium heat.
- Add beans, cover and cook for 15-20 minutes.