Vegetarian Green Bean Bundles with Garlic Butter
Wrapped with a chive, these Vegetarian Green Bean Bundles will add a "wow" factor to a special meal. Drizzled with garlic browned butter, they make a spectacular side dish.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
- 1 lb green beans about 48 beans
- 12 thin slices red bell pepper
- 4 long chives or green onions with white portion removed
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
- sea salt and pepper to taste
Wash and trim the beans by snapping off the stem end.
Divide the beans into 4 portions (about 12 beans each). Lay a long chive on your work surface and place one portion of beans and three red pepper strips across it. Wrap the chive around the bundle and carefully tie a knot to secure it.
Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large pan with a steamer basket. Steam the bundles for 3 - 5 minutes or until tender-crisp.
Meanwhile, melt butter in a small skillet. Add the minced garlic and swirl just until the butter browns, about 2 - 3 minutes. Add olive oil.
Transfer green bean bundles to a serving platter and drizzle with the garlic butter. Serve immediately OR keep the steamed bundles warm in a low oven (225°F) for up to 20 minutes and add the warm garlic butter just before serving.
Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1095IU | Vitamin C: 18.7mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1.2mg