Garlicky Green Beans

We cook then cool the beans in advance so they can be heated up and seasoned moments before the meal. If you don't like tarragon, substitute dill or leave it out completely.

Katie Price Webster & Jessie Price

Used by permission. (c) Eating Well, Inc.

Garlicky Green Beans

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    2 pounds green beans, trimmed 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon, or 2 teaspoons dried
    3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt
    3 tablespoons minced garlic Freshly ground pepper, to taste
    3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


    Prep: 35 min Total: 45 min
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    • 1

      Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place a large bowl of ice water next to the stove.

    • 2

      Add half the green beans to the boiling water and cook until tender-crisp, about 4 minutes. Transfer the beans with a slotted spoon to the ice water to cool. Repeat with the remaining beans. Place a kitchen towel on a baking sheet and use a slotted spoon to transfer the beans from the ice water; blot dry with another towel.

    • 3

      Just before serving, heat oil in a large Dutch oven or large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the green beans and stir. Add parsley, tarragon, salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until heated through, 1 to 3 minutes.

    nutritional information

    4 g
    6 g
    Saturated Fat:
    1 g
    10 g
    2 g
    148 mg
    Monounsaturated Fat:
    4 g
    1 vegetable, 1 fat
    0 g
    Carbohydrate Servings:
    186 mg
    Nutrition Bonus:
    Vitamin C (25% daily value), Vitamin A (20% dv), Fiber (16% dv)
    Added Sugars:
    0 g
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