6 years ago

Green beans 3 ways

Looking for a way to dress up your green beans? Here are three easy ways to turn a simple veggie side dish into the talk of the table!

For all of the recipes, start by heating ½ a tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat; add 1-2 pounds of green beans and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then, choose your add-ins:

Toasted almonds, dried cranberries and goat cheese
Remove green beans from pan; add ¼ cup sliced almonds to the pan and toast them until slightly browned. Add the green beans back in and stir to combine. Move the beans and almonds to a serving dish. Top with ¼ cup dried cranberries plus ¼ cup goat cheese and serve.

Lemon juice, lemon zest and parmesan
Leave green beans in the pan and add juice of ½ lemon over them. Stir to combine. Move beans to a serving dish; top with the zest of ½ lemon plus ¼ cup grated Parmesan and serve.

Bacon, shallots and brown sugar
Remove green beans from the pan; add 3 pieces of chopped bacon and one finely-sliced medium shallot to the pan. Cook until bacon and shallots are crispy. Turn off heat and return green beans to the pan; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Stir to combine, then move to a serving dish.