Cooking green beans. Green beans are also known as string beans or snap beans. You can cook green beans in many different ways, such as boiling, steaming, sautéing, grilling, and roasting.
Canned and frozen green beans are convenient options that require less preparation time than fresh green beans. To cook canned green beans, simply drain the liquid and heat them in a pan with butter or other seasonings. For frozen green beans, you can either boil them in water or microwave them according to the package instructions. However you cook green beans, we have cooking times and temperatures for you! Translation in French: haricots verts.
How do I cook green beans?
- Preparing green beans
- Cooking green beans in a pot (in water)
- Cooking green beans with a pressure cooker
- Cooking green beans with a Thermomix
- Cooking green beans with a steamer
- Cooking green beans in a pan
- Cooking green beans with an oven (roasted)
- Cooking green beans with an air fryer
- Cooking green beans with a microwave oven
What to pair green beans with?
Green beans can be enjoyed on their own as a side dish, or as part of a larger meal. You can pair green beans with: grilled chicken or salmon; beef or pork stir-fry ; roasted potatoes ; green peas; quinoa or rice ; you can even add green beans to a vegetable stir-fry.
Preparing green beans
You’ll need to prepare green beans before cooking them. Wash the green beans thoroughly in cold water to remove any dirt. Trim the ends of the beans by cutting off the stem and tail. You can do this by hand or with a knife (I use a pair of kitchen scissors). If the beans are particularly long, you may want to cut them in half or into smaller pieces.
Cooking green beans in a pot. Boiling is a simple and quick method to cook green beans. To do so, here’s what to do:
1. Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil.
2. Add the green beans and cook for 12-15 minutes, or until they’re tender but still slightly crisp.
3. Drain the beans and rinse them with cold water to stop the cooking process.
Pressure cooker green beans
Cooking green beans with a pressure cooker. Using a pressure cooker saves time and energy!
1. Put water at the bottom of the pressure cooker and put the green beans in the steamer basket
2. Steam for 10-15 minutes (after the cooking pressure has been reached).
Put the cooked beans in cold water, they’ll stay really green that way!
Thermomix green beans
To cook green beans in a Thermomix:
1. Pour 500g of water in the bowl and add 1 tsp of salt.
2. Place 500g of fresh green beans in the Varoma basket.
3. Optional: add a crushed garlic clove to the beans
4. Cook for 35 minutes; stirring mode; Varoma temperature.
Steamed green beans
Cooking green beans in a steamer. Steaming is a healthier option, as it preserves the nutrients in the green beans.
To steam green beans:
1. Place the green beans in a steamer.
2. Steam for 35 minutes, or until the beans are tender.
3. Remove from heat and rinse with cold water.
Cook green beans in pan
Cooking green beans in a pan. Sautéing adds flavor to the green beans (but it can also add fat and calories).
1. Use cooked green beans (freshly cooked or drained from a can). Put the beans in a pan with oil or butter.
2. Sauté for 5-10 minutes on low heat. Add salt at the end.
Roasted green beans
Cooking green beans in an oven brings out their natural sweetness and adds a crispy texture. To roast green beans:
1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
2. Toss the beans with a tablespoon of olive oil, salt, and pepper, and spread them out on a baking sheet.
3. Roast for 15-20 minutes, or until the beans are tender and lightly browned.
Cook green beans microwave oven
Easy and quick! Here’s what to do to cook green beans in a microwave oven:
1. Place the fresh green beans in a microwave-safe dish
2. Add water and close the lid
3. Microwave on high for 4-6 minutes
Air fryer green beans
Cooking green beans with an air fryer. Don’t like your beans soggy? Why don’t you try air frying them?
1. Heat your air fryer at 370°F (190°C)
2. Add the beans to the air fryer basket after tossing them with olive oil and garlic powder
3. Air fry for 7-8 minutes (14-15 minutes with frozen green beans)
Green beans, also known as string beans or snap beans, are a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, including vitamins A, C, and K, as well as potassium and folate.