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Herbed Long Green Beans

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Herbed Long Green Beans

This is one of my quick go to vegetable dishes.  I love long green beans.  In the summer when I can grow my own or pick up some from the local Farmer’s Market, they are delicious.  I made these today from frozen long green beans.  I think they turn out just as great as the fresh variety.  It’s March and most Farmer’s Markets will not officially open in Utah until early June.  Although I’m waiting anxiously for warmer weather and fresher foods, I’m okay with the frozen variety for a while!

Blanch the Green beans in boiling water for a few minutes.

Heat olive oil in a saute pan and add herbs and salt

Toss to coat and serve hot.

Here’s the recipe:

Herbed Long Green Beans

1 16 oz package of frozen Long Green Beans

5 tablespoons of olive oil

2 tsp Kosher Salt

3 whole garlic cloves minced

1 tsp dried Thyme

1/2 tsp dried Oregano

1/2 tsp dried Basil

1/2 tsp fresh cracked pepper

In a large 6 quart pan bring water to a full rolling boil.  Add about 4-5 tablespoons of salt to the water and add frozen beans.  Cook about 5-6 minutes until beans are tender.  In a separate skillet add olive oil, kosher salt, garlic, pepper and herbs.  Stir for about 40 seconds to marry the flavors and add drained Long Green Beans and toss to coat well.  Serve warm as a side dish.  Goes great with Chicken Spinach Alfredo http://kolpona.com/2012/03/17/spinach-chicken-alfredo/

Artisan French Bread with Spinach Chicken Pasta and Herbed Long Green Beans