Friday, January 11, 2013

holiday green beans

You could, of course, have these anytime, but during the holiday season is when they regularly appear at our table. I prefer to use fresh green beans when I can, and this simple dish adds a bit of freshness to what can sometimes be heavy and hearty winter meals.

Serves 4-6

1 pound green beans, ends trimmed and long ones cut in half
1 medium sized yellow onion, finely diced
4-5 garlic cloves, minced
Salt to taste and a small amount of black pepper
A little butter and/or oil for cooking
1 small lemon (1/2 juiced, 1/2 cut in wedges to garnish plate)
Optional additions: chopped mushrooms and fresh herbs such as thyme or rosemary

1. Saute the onions and garlic (and mushrooms if using) in butter/oil over medium heat, until softened and starting to brown.
2. Add green beans, stirring and cooking until slightly softened, but still with a good bite to them
3. Add salt and pepper (and herbs if using).
4. Remove from heat and add lemon juice. 


  1. Very lovely dish and easy to prepare:) Your presentation is an added enticement:)

  2. My mouth is watering! I'm thinking I'm a little starved for my fresh vege dinners.

  3. They sound lovely Jaime...i need to get more creative with our vegies...thanks for the inspiration as always!!

  4. I am copying down this recipe right now. Looks and sounds wonderful.


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