Green beans are a versatile vegetable that can be cooked in a variety of ways. One of my favorite ways to cook green beans is to sauté them with garlic and shallots. This simple recipe is quick and easy to make, and it produces a delicious and flavorful side dish that is perfect for any meal.
My Love Affair with Herbes de Provence
I love adding Herbes de Provence to vegetable dishes. It adds a layer of flavor and complexity that really elevates the dish. I also like to use it in marinades for chicken, fish, and tofu. It gives the food a delicious Mediterranean flavor.
I have purchased and tested several brands of Herbes de Provence over the years. Some have been better than others. The best way to buy a blend of herbs and spices is to do the sniffing test. A good blend should be aromatic and flavorful. If it doesn’t smell good, it’s not worth using or buying.
I still love Herbes de Provence, and I use it in my cooking all the time. It’s a versatile herb blend that can be used in a variety of dishes. If you’re looking for a way to add flavor and complexity to your cooking, I highly recommend giving Herbes de Provence a try.
Here are some additional tips for using Herbes de Provence:
- Use it sparingly. Herbes de Provence is a strong herb blend, so a little goes a long way.
- Add it to vegetables, chicken, fish, tofu, and eggs.
- Use it in marinades, vinaigrettes, and dressings.
- Sprinkle it on popcorn, roasted vegetables, or grilled cheese sandwiches.
- Experiment with different brands of Herbes de Provence to find one that you like the best.
To make green beans with Herbes de Provence, you will need the following ingredients:
Green beans are a delicious and versatile vegetable that can be cooked in a variety of ways. One of my favorite ways to cook green beans is with a blend of herbs and spices, such as Herbes de Provence. This simple recipe is quick and easy to make, and it produces a flavorful and healthy side dish that is perfect for any meal.
- Green beans, trimmed
- Olive oil
- Garlic cloves
- Herbes de Provence
- Black Pepper
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add the garlic and shallots to the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.
- Add the green beans to the skillet and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until tender-crisp.
- Add the Herbes de Provence, salt, and pepper to the skillet and stir to coat the green beans.
- Cook for an additional minute, or until the herbs are fragrant.
- Serve immediately.
Notes and Tips
This recipe is so simple that you can easily customize it to your liking. For example, you could add additional vegetables to the skillet, such as mushrooms, carrots, or onions. You could also add a splash of white wine or lemon juice to the skillet to add some acidity.
No matter how you choose to make it, sautéed Italian green beans with garlic and shallots is a delicious and healthy side dish that is perfect for any meal. It is also a great way to get your kids to eat their vegetables!
Here are some additional tips for making sautéed Italian green beans with garlic and shallots:
- Use fresh green beans whenever possible. Frozen green beans will work as well, but they may need to cook for a few minutes longer.
- Don’t overcook the green beans. They should be tender-crisp, not mushy.
- If you like your green beans with a bit more heat, add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the skillet.
- Serve the green beans immediately, while they are still hot and crispy.
How to serve this dish
Sautéed Italian green beans with garlic and shallots are a delicious and versatile side dish that can be paired with a variety of main courses. Here are a few ideas:
- Salmon: Salmon is a healthy and flavorful fish that pairs well with the fresh flavors of the green beans. You can bake, grill, or pan-fry the salmon, and then serve it with the green beans and a simple sauce, such as lemon butter sauce or white wine sauce.
- Chicken: Chicken is another good option for a main course to serve with sautéed Italian green beans. You can roast, grill, or pan-fry the chicken, and then serve it with the green beans and a side of rice or potatoes.
- Vegan burgers: If you’re looking for a vegan option, you can serve the sautéed Italian green beans with vegan burgers. There are many different vegan burger recipes available, so you can find one that you like.
- Pasta: Sautéed Italian green beans are also a great side dish for pasta dishes. You can toss the green beans with your favorite pasta and marinara sauce, or you can make a more elaborate pasta dish, such as lasagna or fettuccine alfredo.
No matter what you choose to serve with the sautéed Italian green beans, you’re sure to enjoy this delicious and healthy side dish.
- 1 pound/16 oz Italian Green Beans frozen then thawed
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves chopped thinly
- 1 large shallots sliced
- 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a skillet, on medium to loan heat, heat oil, add garlic and shallot and let cook while stirring for about 2 -3 minutes until they start releasing their aroma. Add beans, Herbes de Provence, salt and pepper and stir to mix. Continue to cook while stirring occasionally for about 8 to 10 or until beans are cooked to your liking. Remove from heat and serve.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.
Nutrition info is automatically generated and provided as a courtesy and as an estimate only.
Always choose ingredients without corn or corn derivatives.
Originally published on June 26, 2017. Revised and updated.