Steamed Green Beans with Cracked Pepper and Chèvre

Steamed Green Beans with Cracked Pepper and Chèvre Recipe
James Baigrie
The combination of tender, sweet green beans and the tartness of chèvre makes this side dish a nice complement to most main dishes. And it adds color to the plate.


Makes 6 to 8 servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes


1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
Sea salt, to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 ounces chèvre (goat cheese), crumbled (about 1/2 cup crumbled)
2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped


1. Cook green beans in boiling salted water 5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge into ice water to stop cooking process; drain.

2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add olive oil. Sauté green beans and garlic 5 minutes. Add sea salt and pepper. Sprinkle chèvre and chives on top, and serve warm.