Easy-Peasy Green Beans

To be honest, I never considered this to be a “recipe”. It’s always been a quick side-dish I make that seems to be a crowed pleaser with both kids and adults. But I’m constantly being asked how I throw this together so I guess it’s time I do that formally 😉

The secret to a really great result is to not over cook your beans. I think that’s the number one mistake people make. Keep them crispy and I guarantee you’ll get a positive reaction, even it you do nothing to them! I only added one ingredient to the beans to liven them up a little bit.

It will literally take you no more than 15 minutes to pull this together. They’re also super-healthy and low-cal. Added bonus, these will last in the fridge for 3-4 days!

Easy-Peasy Green Beans
6 Servings

2 Pounds Green Beans, tips removed
2 Tbsp Light Italian Dressing

  1. Rinse your beans (I prefer Southern Specialties French Beans but any will do) and add them to pot. Cover with water.
  2. Bring Green Beans to a boil, reduce heat slightly to a rolling boil, and let cook for 2-3 minutes until bright green but still crispy.IMG_9877
  3. Remove from heat and immediately remove from boiling water. Rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
  4. Transfer to a large bowl, preferably one with a lid for ease of mixing.
  5. Add dressing (PC Blue Menu is my favourite), close lid and shake it up!
    Note: You can really use any dressing here. I find the Italian adds a nice zing and goes with just about any meal. But Sun-dried Tomato is really nice as well. I’ve also used Green Goddess if you want a more creamy texture.IMG_4784

Let me know in the comments below if your family loves it at much as mine.




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