Tender Herb Green Beans


Let the natural flavor of these herb green beans shine by par-boiling and then gently steaming with rosemary and thyme.

Tender Herb Green Beans - naturally gluten-free and vegan side dish recipe seasoned with rosemary, thyme and balsamic - #dairyfree

This easy side dish recipe, and accompanying photo, was shared with us by McCormick. The prolific spice company offers hundreds of recipes on their website, but these herb green beans just happen to be naturally dairy free and full of flavor. Enjoy them with your next holiday meal, or pin this recipe for spring and summer, when green beans begin to hit their seasonal stride.

Note that these herb green beans use rosemary and thyme – a perfect slightly hearty compliment to tender beans, asparagus, and Brussels sprouts. See this fun vegetable prep chart for other flavor pairings that naturally work well.

Special Diet Notes: Herb Green Beans

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, vegetarian, and generally top food allergy-friendly.

Tender Herb Green Beans
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Serves: 4
  1. Place the beans in a medium saucepan and add enough water to cover the beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low; simmer 4 to 6 minutes or until tender-crisp. Drain. Return the beans to saucepan.
  2. Toss the beans with the vinegar, oil, rosemary, thyme, sea salt and pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat one to two minutes or until heated through.

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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  2. Yay! Big thanks to McCormick for this recipe! We love the McCormick Sea Salt and Black Pepper grinders in our home! 🙂 If you should not be able to find McCormick’s quality products for the dried rosemary and thyme, fresh will work as well, maybe with a stronger taste.

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