Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I'm always looking for new ways to make vegetable side dishes. I've come across many recipes for green beans, and this is an easy one I just throw together from time to time. This is a nice side to most any dish, because the beans are cooked but not overdone, and it's very easy to make. I don't even have measurements...I just sort of toss this all together.
I N G R E D I E N T S :
Fresh green beans (not canned or frozen)
Garlic powder (you could use fresh minced garlic if you want it to have more of a garlic flavor)
Lemon Juice-from just one lemon wedge
Coarse Salt (I've been using Kosher salt lately because it has a milder flavor)
Freshly Ground Pepper
You could also skip the garlic and throw in some diced or slivered almonds, or walnuts...just toast them in the oven for a few minutes on 350 beforehand to bring out the flavor and then add them once the beans are done steaming. They add a nice texture and extra flavor. I do this sometimes if I have them on hand.
D I R E C T I O N S :
Rinse green beans and cut the ends off.
Steam for 10 minutes, then move them to a serving bowl.
Pour a small amount of olive oil over them, then squeeze a little lemon juice, and throw in a dash of salt, pepper and garlic (or almonds or walnuts, if you choose). Toss together and serve.