16 February 2012

Green Beans

Green Beans are simple and fresh, but there are a variety of ways to serve this vegetable to suit your pallet.

Fresh & Steamed
Using a steamer basket over boiling water steam fresh green beans with the ends trimmed off for 5-10 minutes.  Use less time for crisp beans, and more time for a softer side dish.

Canned with Onions & Vinegar
Heat one drained can of green beans (any kind will work) over medium heat.  Add diced onions, minced garlic, and 2 tbsp of red wine vinegar.  Cook until onions are soft.

Roasted with Grape Tomatoes
Snap ends off fresh green beans, and place on a non-stick baking sheet with grape tomatoes.  Sprinkle with olive oil, salt, pepper & a dash of marjoram. Roast at 350 Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.

Here are some links to some of my other favorite recipes for Green Beans for you to enjoy.  If you have a recipe please feel free to add it in the comments.

Green Bean Fries
Green Beans with Lemon & Garlic
Fancy Green Beans
Soy Glazed Green Beans
Green Bean Salad

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  1. I love them roasted with grape tomatoes, too - so yummy! This is my all-time favorite green bean recipe - green beans with new potatoes. We serve this at Easter. http://www.beckiswholelife.com/2011/06/17/green-beans-and-new-potatoes-plus-hot-running/

  2. Stopping by from the Thirsty Thursday Blog Hop! http://queenofsavings.com

  3. Thanks everyone for stopping by, and Becky for that recipe! It looks fantastic!

  4. I love the grape tomato recipe!

  5. Wow I've never seen them roasted before! That sounds amazing! I recently rediscovered fresh green beans and now have them at least once a week, they're just so much better fresh!

    Visiting from the Lovin' the Weekend blog hop!
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  6. @Erin - Grape tomatoes make such a nice touch to so many recipes!

    @Savannah - Love your blog! I am a new follower :)

  7. Thanks for popping over to our weekend gathering hops, now following you via new linky followers and already following you via gfc, hoping you will follow us back over at http://www.beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com thanks in advance xx

  8. Green beans are my favorite! My two daughters just love them too! Thanks so much for sharing at "Life as this Mommy knows It"!

  9. Green beans are so classic ... you can't go wrong!