Garlic Green Beans

These garlic green beans are a delicious, easy and healthy side dish for any meal. All you need is a few simple ingredients and less than 15 minutes to make them!

These garlic green beans are a delicious, easy and healthy side dish for any meal. All you need is a few simple ingredients and less than 15 minutes to make them!

I’ve always enjoyed eating green string beans. Even as a kid. Sure, I disliked broccoli, Brussels sprouts and other green things. But green beans? I loved them, and I still do!

One thing I learned from a fairly young age is that flavouring your veggies really is the key to enjoying them. And simple ingredients like olive oil, garlic and a little cheese can go a long way. This recipe is a prime example.

If you’re looking for an easy, flavourful side dish to pair with a variety of meals, these green beans will surely do the trick.

These garlic green beans are a delicious, easy and healthy side dish for any meal. All you need is a few simple ingredients and less than 15 minutes to make them!

What You Need to Make Garlic Green Beans:

Green beans, of course!

Olive oil – To coat the pan and flavour our green beans.

Fresh garlic – Is there anything better than fresh garlic?

Butter – We’ll add just a little bit of butter as well, for flavour!

Sea salt & black pepper. I’ll let you decide how much you want to use!

Grated parmesan cheese. This is optional, but I recommend you use it. 😉

These garlic green beans are a delicious, easy and healthy side dish for any meal. All you need is a few simple ingredients and less than 15 minutes to make them!

How to Make This Recipe:

Start with the beans. Rinse and snip the green beans. Dry completely with a clean dish cloth or paper towel.

Warm some olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Mince garlic and add half of it to the pan with the olive oil and sauté until it begins to brown.

Add the green beans to the pan and stir them around to coat with olive oil and garlic. Let them cook for several minutes, stirring often. The beans may blister a bit, which we want. Just don’t let them burn!

After a few minutes, add 1/2 cup of water and stir until most of it evaporates. Then add the remaining half of the minced garlic to the pan with the beans along with the butter. Continue to stir, coating the beans with the butter. Add your salt and pepper to taste.

When the beans are tender but still slightly crisp, they’re done. Remove from heat and serve with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and slivered almonds (optional).

Health Benefits Green Beans:

Green beans are a wonderful, heart healthy vegetable! They’re a source of fibre (about 4 grams per cup). They’re also a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K as well as a source of folate and other B vitamins like riboflavin, thiamin, niacin and vitamin B6!

In case that didn’t make it clear, like many vegetables, green beans are full of some wonderful vitamins and nutrients that are good for you!

More Vegetable Side Dish Recipes:

Garlic & Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

Chinese-Style Green Beans

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower

Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

These garlic green beans are a delicious, easy and healthy side dish for any meal. All you need is a few simple ingredients and less than 15 minutes to make them!

Garlic Green Beans

These garlic green beans are a delicious, easy and healthy side dish for any meal. All you need is a few simple ingredients and less than 15 minutes to make them!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vegetarian
Keyword Garlic, Garlic Green Beans, Green Beans, Healthy, Sauteed, Side dish, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Author hannahmageerd

Ingredients

  • 1 pound green beans
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • grated parmesan cheese optional, to taste
  • slivered almonds optional, to taste

Instructions

  1. Start with the beans. Rinse and snip the green beans. Dry completely with a clean dish cloth or paper towel.

  2. Warm some olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Mince garlic and add half of it to the pan with the olive oil and sauté until it begins to brown.

  3. Add the green beans to the pan and stir them around to coat with olive oil and garlic. Let them cook for several minutes, stirring often. The beans may blister a bit, which we want. Just don’t let them burn!

  4. After a few minutes, add 1/2 cup of water and stir until most of it evaporates. Then add the remaining half of the minced garlic to the pan with the beans along with the butter. Continue to stir, coating the beans with the butter. Add your salt and pepper to taste.

  5. When the beans are tender but still slightly crisp, they're done. Remove from heat and serve with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and slivered almonds (optional). Serve immediately and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

This recipe was adapted from the Garlic Green Beans recipe from the blog Yellow Bliss Road.

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