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Garlicky Green Beans

December 2006

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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"Tried this for Thanksgiving and found it to be a little boring and not very garlicky. I love garlic! "
Garlicky Green Beans Recipe

Makes: 8 servings, about 1 cup each

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Ingredients

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

Preparation

  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.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 2 and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.

Nutrition

Per serving: 92 calories; 6 g fat (1 g sat, 4 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 2 g protein; 4 g fiber; 148 mg sodium; 186 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (25% daily value), Vitamin A (20% dv), Fiber (16% dv)

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat



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