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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

 

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
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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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  • Gail Carroll says:

    Can this be made several hrs earlier, left in skillet covered and then reheat on low when needed?
    Or will beans lose color and shrivel up???

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