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Friday, June 9, 2017

French Green Beans with Herbs


This is a delicious fresh vegetable dish that is perfect so lighter Summer meals. Fresh herbs are a MUST for this dish. I wanted to lighten it up somewhat so I substituted Butter Infused Olive Oil instead of butter.

1 lb. thin green beans (haricot vert), trimmed
1/4 cup red onion, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 T. Butter Infused Olive Oil (or butter)
2 T. parsley, chopped fine
2 T. fresh thyme leaves
2 T. tarragon or basil, chopped fine
2 T. chives, chopped fine
salt and pepper to taste 

Bring a large pot of salty water to a boil. Prepare a large bowl of ice water. Boil the beans for two minutes.

Plunge them into the ice water to stop the cooking and set the color. Drain the beans and pat dry on a cloth or paper towel.

Heat the olive oil (or butter) over medium-high heat in a large saute' pan. Cook the onions and garlic until translucent, about 2 - 3 minutes.

Add the green beans and saute for 2 - 3 minutes, stirring often.

Add all the herbs and some salt and pepper and toss to combine. Cook for 1 minute more.

Serve hot or at room temperature, with lemon wedges, if desired.

Adapted from Simply Recipes

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