Thursday, August 11, 2011

Green Beans with Garlic

A simply delicious and nutritious side dish, these Green Beans with Garlic are a fabulous compliment to any meal.



A simply delicious and nutritious side dish, these Green Beans with  Garlic are a fabulous compliment to any meal.  Green beans with garlic and olive oil are actually my moms favorite side dish. 

Although she prepares hers significantly different than I do, I have to give her credit for inspiring me to make this dish.

I suppose that it is fair to say that I never expected Chad to even look at these (they are green after all).  The fact that he took such beautiful pictures of the final dish is amazing.  Munchkin and I on the other hand were huge fans! 

We enjoyed our with Meatloaf with Balsamic Glaze and it was a fantastic combination. Munchkin's required a quick steam to soften them up a little.  She is not fond of veggies that are that crunchy, yet.  I loved them just blanched and warmed in the garlic olive oil.  Delicious!!!  I can't wait to have these again.

Enjoy!

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Green Beans with Garlic

A simply delicious and nutritious side dish, these Green Beans with Garlic are a fabulous compliment to any meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, both ends snapped off
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced 
  • Fresh ground black pepper 
  • Kosher salt 

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add a sprinkle of salt to water.  Add green beans and boil for 2 minutes. Drain immediately and then immerse green beans in a bowl of ice water (to stop the cooking).  Once they have cooled, drain the water from the bowl and set aside. 
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet (about 12") over medium heat.  Add the garlic and cook 2 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. 
  3. Add the green beans, toss in olive oil and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a serving dish, serve immediately. 
  4. Enjoy!

DONNA'S NOTES

  1. You can also heat oil and garlic in the microwave and toss green beans in the garlic oil. 











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17 comments:

  1. I think if you put garlic in anything it just tastes better!

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  2. I love green beans - especially farm fresh and I really like simple recipes like this that bring the flavor out. Plus garlic and olive oil?? Yeah - can't go wrong there...I will have to look at your meatloaf with balsamic reduction...yum!

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  3. I love also green beans especialy harcouts and i am making salad like you with garlicand sometime with finely chopped onion:)

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  4. Yum! I love the simple yet delicious preparation of these beans. Perfect!

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  5. I love that you used big pieces of garlic. From one garlic lover to another ;)

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  6. Perfect side dish - love the addition of garlic
    Mary

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  7. oh yeah, we do this a lot of times over here, just a simple stir fry, it's very nice!

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  8. Two of my favorites - garlic & green beans. They look wonderful to me!

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  9. Perfect side dish! Green beans are one of my favorite veggies--I love the crunch.

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  10. I'm certain that green beans have never looked so beautiful. What an awesome photo. I'm loving it. You've actually made me crave green beans!

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  11. You had me at garlic! I love adding garlic to everything!

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  12. Sounds like the perfect side dish to me!

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  13. I love green beans...and I like them prepared just the way you do.

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  14. i love this ... beans tastes so good when they are lightly spiced! i love anything with toasted garlic

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  15. Yum. I make a similar recipe but with butter.

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  16. Made the beans two nights in a row! Delicious! Thanks for the recipe. :)

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