How To Boil Green Beans

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Fresh green beans when cooked right, are delicious and have a nice crunch! But you may be wondering how to boil green beans to achieve a bright color, and a bite, without overcooking.

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How to make Boil Green Beans


Bring a large pot of cold water to a boil.


Add 1 teaspoon kosher salt and the green beans. Bring to a boil and cook, uncovered, until just tender and green beans turn bright green color. Cooking time will vary between 2-5 minutes.


Add the beans to a colander, shake and drain. If you don’t have a colander, you can also remove the green beans with a slotted spoon.


Fill a large bowl of ice water. Submerge the green beans in the ice bath and allow to sit for 5 minutes, then drain in the colander.

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