Green Beans with Garlic

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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.

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Green Beans with Garlic

Green Beans with Garlic

Donna Elick
A simply delicious and nutritious side dish, these Green Beans with Garlic are a fabulous compliment to any meal.
5 stars from 2 reviews
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Method Stovetop
Servings 4


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet (about 12″) over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook 2 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the green beans, toss in olive oil and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a serving dish, serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!

Donna’s Notes

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


Serving: 1 | Calories: 100cal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Sugar: 4g | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally Published August 2011

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  1. 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!

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

  3. 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!

  4. My family loves fried chicken, but I don't make it very often. We love the crispy coating on the outside. Yours looks delicious and I will be trying it Jean! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.

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