In our humble opinion, Thanksgiving dinner wouldn’t be complete without a side of deliciously prepared fresh green beans!
And although green bean casserole is a classic at this time of year, for those with certain food allergies (or those counting calories), it’s not the best option to put on the table.
That’s why we love this simple, yet delectable dish that truly showcases the flavor of fresh green beans. In fact, this easy-to-make recipe is one we enjoy over and over throughout the year!
- 2 pounds fresh green beans
- 2 tbsp butter, plus 1 tbsp olive oil (if DF, use 3 tbsp olive oil)
- 1-2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tsp lemon zest
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- Snap off ends of green beans and rinse well. In a large bowl, prepare an ice-water bath.
- Bring a stockpot of water to a boil. Then add the green beans and cook until color is set and green beans are slightly tender (about 2-3 minutes).
- Drain and transfer green beans to the ice-water bath in order to stop the cooking process. Drain again. Set blanched green beans aside. (See time-saving tip below.)
- Melt butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté until just fragrant, about one minute.
- Add the blanched green beans and lemon zest. Toss well to coat. Cover skillet and allow beans to warm about 1-2 minutes, until desired softness is reached. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper. Transfer to a simple serving platter and enjoy!
Time-Saving Tip: To save time on the big day, blanch the green beans the day before and store in an airtight container in the fridge. Then, follow recipe instructions to sauté them just before you're ready to serve dinner.
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