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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


  • 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


  • 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). Serve immediately and enjoy.


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