Today our tutorial is a simple, delicious side dish: Crispy Blanched Green Beans!
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Simple Blanched Green Beans

You will only need four ingredients, greens beans, olive oil, garlic and sea salt. We use Maldon Flaked Sea Salt in all our recipes.

How to “Blanche”

Blanching simply means you submerge the beans (or any vegetable) in a pot boiling water just long enough that veggies are crisp and brightly colored bit soft enought to eat. That ‘s usually about three minutes.

Blanching can be used on thinly sliced carrots, small broccoli florets etc…

Strain in a colander, give the beans a flash of cold water to stop the cooking process, then lightly drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.

Sprinkle with sea salt and garlic, serve immediately. If you would like to see how to get the smell of garlic off your hands watch this 90 second video:)

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The Recipe: Simple Blanched Green Beans:

Blanched Green Beans
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Today our tutorial is a simple, delicious side dish: Crispy Blanched Green Beans!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy side dish recipe, holiday recipe, how to
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
  • Desired amount of green beans
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil or melted butter
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Minced garlic to taste optional
  1. Bring a pot of water to boil
  2. Trim the ends of the green beans
  3. place beans in boiling water for 3-4 minutes
  4. strain in a colander and rinse very quickly with cold water
  5. place in a bowl, drizzle with enough olive oil or butter so all green beans are glistening
  6. Toss with garlic and sea salt
  7. Serve immediately



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