Simple green beans are lifted up to a whole new level when you cook them with fresh garlic and olive oil.
Sauteed Green Beans with Garlic make the perfect easy dinner side, and they're fancy enough for holiday meals as well.
Why This Sauteed Green Beans with Garlic Recipe is So Good
- A Super Simple Side Dish: This recipe uses only 3 ingredients to create a delicious veggie side that will pair with any of your favorite meals.
- A Wholesome Alternative: If your holidays usually include green bean casserole, you might be looking for a lighter option. This recipe for green beans and garlic is the one! Serve these green beans at Thanksgiving or Christmas.
- Easy to Customize: Feel free to add other seasonings, or sautee mushrooms with the beans to make green beans and mushrooms!
Tips and Tricks for Making Delicious Sauteed Green Beans
- Avoid overcooking the green beans. Blanching them for just a few minutes in boiling water and then shocking them in cold water helps the beans keep their vibrant green color. You'll finish cooking the beans in the skillet to your desired tenderness.
- Use a big enough skillet. You want the beans to fit in it in mostly a single layer. This way they fry rather than steam in the pan.
- Instead of olive oil, try this recipe with butter or vegan butter!
- After the green beans are cooked, give them a drizzle of balsamic vinegar or a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to add acidity and brightness.
- You can use this same method to cook other types of vegetables too. Broccoli, zucchini, carrots, or asparagus can be blanched and then sauteed with garlic to make a different, but equally delicious veggie side dish.
- To store leftovers, keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Use leftover green beans for packed lunches, or add them to cold salads.
- You should also try my Green Beans and Mushrooms recipe, especially if you're a mushroom fan like I am! Air Fryer Green Beans are so crispy and easy to make as well. I also found a yummy looking recipe for lemon dill green beans that you might like.
More Simple Side Dish Recipes
- Corn Casserole with Cream Cheese
- Apple Pecan Salad
- Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes
- Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes
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- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 10 oz green beans, washed and trimmed
- 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- Salt to taste
- Add the beans to a pan of boiling water and simmer for 4 minutes.
- Drain the beans under cold water to stop the cooking process.
- Heat the oil in a frying pan on a medium-high setting. Add the beans, garlic, and some salt to taste. Fry for 3 minutes, tossing frequently. until the beans are cooked to your liking.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 58Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 147mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g
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