Thyme Green Beans Recipe

This is a beautiful dish with the bright green beans and thyme leaves.

If you are having a dinner party, this dish will work out great since you can choose to refrigerate the green beans after the first cooking and do the stir fry portion closer to eating time.

This is one of my favorite ways to make green beans (I have a lot of green bean recipes, obviously one of my favorite vegetables).


Thyme Green Beans


  • 1lb Green beans (trimmed)
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1/2 bunch Thyme
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil


Step 1
Setup a large bowl with ice water. Set aside
Step 2
In a large stock pot, fill 2/3 with water and add 2 thyme branches and salt. Bring to a boil. Add the green beans and bring the water back to a boil. Cook on a low boil for about 5 minutes, or until the green beans start to soften and are bright green.
Step 3
Remove the green beans from the water and immediately immerse in the ice water to stop the cooking process. Remove from the ice water and drain.
Step 4
In a large pan, heat olive oil. Add the drained and dried green beans, a couple dashes of salt and a handful of thyme leaves that have been plucked off the branches. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2-3 minutes, or until the green beans are to your liking. I prefer mine to stay more on the al dente side and a bit crunchy.

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3 Replies to "Thyme Green Beans Recipe"

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    Kaio February 26, 2016 (6:24 pm)

    Okay, here’s something ralely needed: A recipe book for people who raise gardens and do home canning or freezing.Recipes should use sizes such as pints or quarts rather than a can from the store that might be any size. And no ingredients should be listed as a box of this or package of that. Use only actual measured amounts.I’ll buy several if you do it right.

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