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Green Beans with Artichokes and Capers is a simple, stove-top side dish for any great meal. Whether it’s grilling season or the holidays, these beans are simple and flavorful. 


Fast And Easy

For many people, being depicted as fast and easy presents an unwelcome connotation.
Not for me, I love the description. Is 10 minutes too fast for you?
I’m talking about cooking dinner people! Geez!

Green Beans With Artichokes And Capers

Like a respectable lady, I know how to make it fast and super easy, when it comes to whipping up a side dish. Especially for Thanksgiving, this stove-top-only side dish is quite perfect. It only takes 10 minutes, including the measuring, chopping and cooking.

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Steps on Making Green Beans With Artichokes And Capers


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Green Beans With Artichokes And Capers
Work Time
3 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
10 mins
This recipe keeps the oven free for the rest of dinner, and can be made in a matter of minutes, especially with the pre-trimmed green beans available at the store!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Green Beans Artichokes Capers
Yield: 6 servings
Calories: 64 kcal
  • 3 tbsp olive oil plus more for serving
  • 1 pkg (9 oz) frozen artichokes thawed
  • 1 pkh (1 lb) trimmed haricots verts green beans
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1 to 2 tsp lemon juice
  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add artichokes and cook, without turning, until golden brown on one side, about 4 min. Add beans, garlic and salt on top of artichokes, reduce heat to medium high and cover pan with lid or foil. Steam 3 to 5 min, then gently toss everything together with zest and capers.
  2. Drizzle with lemon juice and extra olive oil to taste before serving.
Recipe Notes

Have all ingredients "in a row" and this side is table-ready in less than ten minutes.  Perfect for a big, busy meal.


Nutrition Facts
Green Beans With Artichokes And Capers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 64 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Sodium 467mg 19%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 0.2%
Iron 0.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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Recipe by Tara Bench
Originally published in
Ladies’ Home Journal Nov 2012
Photography Seth Smoot
Food Styling Sara Neumeier
Prop Styling Michelle Wong

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