Green Beans with Dijon and Thyme

I love green beans and this time of year they are plentiful in our gardens and at the local Farmers Market.  I like to grab a few quarts each week not only to have for dinner but also to freeze and enjoy during the winter months when fresh green beans are at a premium.  

For this green bean dish I’ll be featuring Green Beans with Dijon and Thyme.  Just a few key ingredients turn these fresh green beans in to a delicious side dish, enjoy!

Green Beans with Dijon and Thyme


3 pounds fresh green beans, washed and ends cut

Ice for ice bath

3 tablespoons butter

1 ½ teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

Salt and pepper to taste


Bring water to a boil in a medium sauce pot.  Add green beans to boiling water and cook until slightly tender, about 7-10 minutes.
Transfer green beans to a ice bath.   Drain water from sauce pot and melt butter over medium-low heat.  Add thyme and dijon and let simmer for 3-5 minutes.  Drain beans from ice bath and transfer back to sauce pot with dijon and stir to coat.  Cook until beans are warm.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper if desired and serve.  

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