How Long to Cook Green Beans

Feb 23, 2021 06:00 PM

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If you have frozen green beans, the time that you need to cook them until soft is about three to four minutes. You can boil them in hot water and season them with kosher salt to taste. Meanwhile, if you have canned green beans, it will take a few minutes to heat them until the water of the beans is reduced.

How Long to Cook Fresh Green Beans

Cooking fresh green beans takes more than five minutes until the beans soften. You can palace the green beans in a large pan and cover them with water. Bring to a boil and lower the heat to medium-low and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.

How to Cook Fresh Green Beans

Fresh green beans are the best green beans. If you cook it right, you will still be able to taste its crunchiness. And here’s a simple way on how to cook green beans that is fresh from the garden.

Step 1. Prepare 1 pound of green beans. Remove the stems and wash them until clean.

Step 2. Prepare the seasonings such as 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 grated garlic, juice of ½ lemon, ½ teaspoon of lemon zest, salt, and black pepper to taste.

Step 3. Prepare a bowl of ice water. Set aside.

Step 4. Heat one pot of water and add some salt. Bring the water to a boil and blanch the green beans for about 2 minutes. 

Step 5. After that, take the beans from the boiling water and transfer them to the ice water. After 15 seconds, drain the water and set the green beans aside to dry.

Step 6. Once the green beans are dry, transfer to a large bowl and add all the seasoning such as olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until all green beans are seasons. Move to a plate and serve.

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