How to Get Kids to Eat Green Beans?
I trim the ends of the green beans but leave them whole. My kids could pick them up from the plate with their fingers, and we pretended they were eating snakes. They loved it and ate every bean on the plate! If you make this recipe ahead and are not in a hurry, the kids can help trim the beans by snapping off the ends with their fingernails.
How to Keep Green Beans' Bright Color
Blanching the green beans in boiling salt water until crisp-tender and rinsing them for a few seconds with cold tap water stops the cooking process and keeps them green. The salt in the boiling water also helps keep the bright green color.
Can You Make Green Beans Ahead?
Making green bean ahead is easy. The directions in the recipe below share a three-part process: blanching, cooling and sauteing. This flexible recipe, therefore, allows for blanching and cooling in advance and then sauteing just before serving. They also are great at room temperature, making it easy to get them on the table without fuss. This green bean recipe is yummy, kid-friendly, and flexible.
Scrumptious Sauce Enhances Veggies
The simple sweet mustard sauce makes these green beans scrumptious. It’s made with readily available ingredients but has an exotic taste because of the ginger and cayenne pepper. Other ingredients include Dijon mustard, vinegar, and honey. Try it in your meal rotation.