Fresh green beans cook in just five minutes in boiling, salted water, making it easy and quick to get a fresh vegetable on the dinner table. You can use them in many other ways too! See more recipe ideas and links in my post.
Course Side Dish
Keyword Green beans
Cook Time 5minutes
12ouncesfresh baby green beansaka haricot vert
1tablespoonsea salt for cooking water
Salt and pepper to season after cooking
2teaspoonsextra virgin olive oil
chopped pecans, pistachios or pine nuts, a drizzle of Balsamic syrup, oven-roasted baby tomatoes, pomegranate seeds, citrus zest, fresh chopped herbs.
Fill a large pot (5 quarts or liters) 3/4 full with cold water. Bring to a full boil. Add 1 tablespoon of salt. The water will bubble up wildly. Drop green beans in and set timer for 5 minutes. Ready a strainer or colander to drain cooked green beans. Dress as desired and serve while hot.
Note – If you are cooking green beans ahead for future use, ready a large bowl of ice water. When 5 minutes is up, move green beans to the ice water. When cold (just a few minutes), drain and refrigerate. Cooked green beans will keep 4-5 days in the refrigerator.