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Growing up, I was never a big fan of green beans. I mostly remember being served beans that were either previously frozen or coming from a can – neither of which does much for preserving the texture and taste of this vegetable. But this simple dish for Green Beans with Tarragon has made me a green bean lover!
This is my husband Jack’s go-to recipe for preparing green beans. There’s just something about the green beans paired with tarragon and the light garlic seasoning that really enhances the flavor of the green beans.
We often serve this recipe on the holidays (forget about green bean casserole!) and have been told many times by our guests that these are the best green beans they’ve ever eaten. I agree.
- 1 pound green beans, trimmed
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh tarragon, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
- Fill a 3 quart sauce pan approximately ½ full with salted water and bring to a boil.
- Drop trimmed green beans into the water and bring back up to a boil. Cook gently for 5-6 minutes or until tender.
- Drain the green beans and return to the pan, adding butter, chopped tarragon, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir to melt the butter and combine. Serve immediately.
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