How to cook tasty frozen green beans

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Prep. time:
60 min

Frozen green beans are a convenient option when fresh ones aren’t available, but they can lack the vibrancy and flavor of their fresh counterparts if not cooked properly. This recipe will show you how to transform frozen green beans into a delicious side dish in just 15 minutes.

Frozen Green Bean- Preparation time: 15 minutes

 Ingredients for Frozen Green Beans

  • 400g frozen green beans
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: lemon zest for garnish

Frozen Green Bean- Nutrition Advantages:

  • Frozen green beans retain most of their nutritional value, including vitamins C and K, folate, and fiber.
  • This recipe provides a healthy dose of antioxidants and can contribute to your daily vegetable intake.

Instructions for Frozen Green Beans

  1. Thaw the frozen green beans by running them under cold water for a few minutes. Drain well and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add the thawed green beans to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes or until the beans are tender but still crisp.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with lemon zest if desired before serving.

Frozen Green Bean- Alternative ingredients:

For a vegan version, you can substitute the olive oil with vegan butter or margarine.

Frozen Green Bean- Tips for Improvement:

For an extra flavor boost, you can sprinkle the cooked green beans with toasted almond slices or crumbled feta cheese before serving. You can also add a splash of balsamic vinegar or soy sauce for a tangy twist.

Frozen Green Bean- Q&A:

Q: Can I use fresh green beans instead of frozen ones?

A: Yes, you can absolutely use fresh green beans if they’re available. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly as fresh beans may cook faster than frozen ones.

Q: Can I add other vegetables to this recipe?

A: Certainly! Feel free to customize this recipe by adding vegetables like carrots, bell peppers, or onions for added flavor and variety.

Q: Is there a way to make this recipe spicy?

A: Absolutely! You can add a pinch of red pepper flakes or a dash of hot sauce to the skillet along with the garlic for a spicy kick.

Q: Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

A :While these green beans are best served fresh, you can prepare them ahead of time and reheat them in the microwave or on the stove before serving. Just be sure not to overcook them during reheating to maintain their crisp texture.

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