If you’ve never had fresh green beans with garlic and parsley you are in for a treat!
I’ve always loved green beans! This recipe is essentially the way mom always prepared them for Easter, served alongside a perfectly roasted leg of lamb they now grace my family’s Easter table as well.
Today I enjoy green beans just as much raw, as a delightful snack to nibble on or tossed in a salad, as I do cooked just right and tossed in a smudge of fresh raw butter and a ton of garlic!
Green beans are a fabulously healthy food rich in antioxidants and manganese, as well as B vitamins and carotenoids and flavenoids. They are also a wonderful source of dietary fiber.
I always buy my green beans fresh but if they are not available fresh in your area, flash frozen green beans make a perfect substitute.
This recipe is a family favorite and our go-to green vegetable on special occasions such as Christmas and Easter. It is a dish that compliments any meat beautifully and can just as easily be savored as part of a vegan meal. No matter how much I make we always run out, that’s how much my family loves this recipe.
To preserve the wonderful nutrient content of your beans, I recommend steaming them and keeping them slightly crispy. This recipe is ready in minutes so I recommend cooking your beans after you’ve prepared the rest of your meal.
For this recipe you will need
3 pounds of fresh green beans, preferably organic
10 to 12 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon raw butter
1 generous handful of fresh organic parsley
Clean and trim your green beans then steam about 5 to 10 minutes until just a little tender.
Place in a serving dish, add butter, finely minced garlic and parsley and toss until combined.
Serve hot and enoy!
- 3 pounds fresh green beans or haricots vert
- 10 to 12 cloves fresh garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon raw butter
- 1 generous handful fresh parsley, chopped
- Add 1 to 2 inches of water to a large pot and bring to a boil.
- Clean and trim green beans and place in a steamer basket over boiling water.
- Cover and steam for 5 minutes
- Remove from heat and place in serving bowl
- Add 1 tablespoon of raw butter, minced garlic and chopped parsley and toss until combined.
- Serve hot and enjoy!