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Garlicky Green Beans

Garlicky Green Beans

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This is the standard way I make green beans in my home and I can’t believe I have never posted the recipe.  I love that it’s super quick and simple to make but tastes fantastic.  I love the crisp-tender beans smothered in garlicky goodness.  They pair great with most meals from steak & chops to Asian.  You can’t beat a healthy side dish ready in under 10 minutes!

Garlicky Green Beans

Heat a small pot of water over high heat until boiling.  Add the trimmed green beans and cook for 2 minutes.  Drain immediately and immerse the green beans in a bowl of ice water.  This step will stop the cooking process and will help the green beans maintain the beautiful green color.  Drain and set aside.

Heat the butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds.  Add the green beans and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.  Toss the green beans until evenly coated.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

Garlicky Green Beans

Garlicky Green Beans

Garlicky Green Beans

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/4 lb green beans trimmed
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic minced
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat a small pot of water over high heat until boiling. Add the trimmed green beans and cook for 1 1/2- 2 minutes. Drain immediately and immerse the green beans in a bowl of ice water. This step will stop the cooking process and will help the green beans maintain the beautiful green color. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat the butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Add the green beans and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Toss the green beans until evenly coated. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
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23 Comments

  1. I found my side dish for my dinner party this weekend!!!!

  2. I love your standard way of making green beans 🙂 Standard when I was a kid was boiled until soggy… I’m so glad that’s not the standard here! lol They look perfect, Pam!

  3. I can never get myself to really LOVE green beans…but maybe with this recipe I can!

  4. Green beans are one of my favorite veggies! And I love that you used lots of garlic. Yum!!

  5. Sometimes the simplest things are the best. These beans sound wonderful!

  6. Kim in MD says:

    I love green beans, and I always “shock” them in an ice bath to set the color. It really does keep them that gorgeous, vibrant green color. I was going to make green beans tonight to go with a pork tenderloin I am grilling. I’m going to try this recipe…thanks, Pam!

  7. Our exact way too, except for we add a splash of lemon juice at the very end.

  8. Made these the other night along with your steakhouse kebabs! The whole meal was fantastic!! I love your blog and was so excited to see you comment on mine the other day! My camera broke so I haven’t blogged in awhile and actually just started again last week so I am excited to get some new post out soon!! Thanks for all the great recipes!! 🙂

  9. I cant believe I have never made green beans like this.. I have always cooked mine the old southern way with bacon and sugar and cooked them to death!!! These are so good, warm or cold…. love love the garlic!! I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks!!! Thanks!!

  10. Just made these! They were fantastic and a huge hit with everyone at dinner tonight. They wanted to know when they could have them again! Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Cooked these for dinner tonight. Very delicious! I’m so excited to find this recipe!