Parsleyed Green Beans


This recipe offers a fresh mix of garlic, green beans, and parsley for a delicious side dish that is elegant enough to serve at a special meal but easy enough to make for a weeknight supper.

Parsleyed Green Beans
Photo: James Baigrie
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Chill Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 35 mins


  • 1 ½ pound green beans, washed and both ends trimmed

  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 2 teaspoon fresh garlic, finely chopped with pinch of salt

  • 2 tablespoon chopped parsley

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • Flat-leaf parsley (optional)


  1. Fill large pot with water; bring to rolling boil. Add 1 tablespoon salt and the beans. Cook, uncovered, for 5 to 8 minutes or until tender but still vibrant green and slightly resistant to the bite. Drain beans; immediately submerge in bowl of lightly salted ice water to stop cooking and set color. When thoroughly chilled, drain well. Cover and chill up to 24 hours.

  2. In a wide skillet heat butter over medium-high heat until hot and foaming. Add beans. Cook, tossing often, until heated through. Sprinkle with garlic and parsley, a generous amount of salt, and a few grinds of black pepper. Cook 1 minute longer, tossing frequently to distribute flavorings and avoid burning the garlic. Sprinkle with additional parsley. Serve immediately. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

To serve right away:

Omit chill green beans.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

90 Calories
6g Fat
9g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 90
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 15.9mg 80%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 231mg 5%
Folate, total 28.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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