Today our tutorial is a simple and delicious: Crispy Blanched Green Beans! Green beans are in season from May-October, making them the perfect summer BBQ side dish.
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What You Need For Simple Blanched Green Beans….Hint: Not Much!
You will only need four ingredients: greens beans, olive oil, garlic and sea salt. I use Maldon Flaked Sea Salt in all my recipes.
How to “Blanche”
Blanching simply means you submerge the beans (or any vegetable) in a pot boiling water just long enough that veggies stay crisp and become even more brightly colored. That ‘s usually about three minutes. Blanching can be used on thinly sliced carrots, small broccoli florets etc…
The Cool Down:
Give the beans a flash of cold water to stop the cooking process, otherwise they will soften up too much.
The Finishing Touches:
After blanching, lightly drizzle and toss with extra virgin olive oil….
Then sprinkle with sea salt and garlic (optional), serve immediately. If you would like to see how to get the smell of garlic off your hands watch this 90 second video:)
Snappy, bright and healthy!
Serve these lovely veggies alongside my BBQ Tri-Tip, BBQ Chicken, or this Pesto Salmon!
The Recipe: Simple Blanched Green Beans:
Today our tutorial is a simple, delicious side dish: Crispy Blanched Green Beans!
- Desired amount of green beans
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil or melted butter
- Sea salt to taste
- Minced garlic to taste optional
Bring a pot of water to boil
Trim the ends of the green beans
place beans in boiling water for 3-4 minutes
strain in a colander and rinse very quickly with cold water
place in a bowl, drizzle with enough olive oil or butter so all green beans are glistening
Toss with garlic and sea salt
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Post tags: vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, side dish, vegetables, vegetable