I really don’t like my green beans “green.” I despise the crunchy taste of vitamins and earth I get when they are served 2 minutes from raw. Like anyone with deep southern roots, I prefer them cooked with some part of a smoked turkey until they have lost all nutritional value. But in an effort to eat “healthier” I came up with a recipe for garlic green beans that leave them tender with plenty of vitamins left to still be counted as a serving of veggies!

Easy Garlic Green Beans


1 bag fresh whole green beans
3 cloves fresh garlic chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste


1.  Add the green beans to a pot of boiling water. Cook for 5 minutes.

2.  Drain the beans and rinse with cold water for 2 minutes. Rinsing the beans stops the cooking process.

3.  Add olive oil and garlic to a pan. Cook the garlic for about a minute until it starts releasing an aroma.

4.  Add green beans to the pan. Add salt and pepper to taste (I use a bit of my fav combo of Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, Lawry’s Seasoned Pepper and adobo). Saute for about 3-4 minutes. Serve immediately.



These garlic green beans have been on the menu every week since I first made them.  If you try the recipe, drop me a note to let me know how they turn out!

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4 Comments on Easy Garlic Green Beans

  1. Shanna
    May 10, 2016 at 3:33 pm (1 year ago)

    Looks tasty, super simple side! #blmgirl

  2. Maria
    May 12, 2016 at 3:57 pm (1 year ago)

    I love this, Simone! I’m not a fan of those almost-raw green beans either, but this is such a great alternative from it! Thanks for sharing it with us on #shinebloghop 🙂

  3. Mummy Fever
    May 12, 2016 at 5:40 pm (1 year ago)

    I used to love garlic but have gone right off it since having children, very odd – these look so good though 🙂 Thanks for linking to #sharewithme hope to see you again

  4. Meredith
    May 21, 2016 at 12:32 pm (1 year ago)

    This sounds fantastic! I can’t wait to give it a try… and it sounds easy, too! Thanks for sharing at the Manic Mondays blog hop!


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