A vegetable side dish that you can quickly prepare -- Garlic Green Beans is ready in thirty minutes but does not skimp on flavor. Excellent with grilled or fried meat and fish!
Green beans are known by various names like string beans, French beans, or haricot vert (which is how they are sold here in Stockholm).
Regardless of its name, when they're in season, absolutely delicious -- and crunchy!
Sautéing is one of my favorite ways to cook these garlic green beans; quick and simple.
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- Olive oil - if possible, use extra virgin olive oil for this garlic green beans recipe.
- Green beans - fresh green beans rinsed and drained.
- Garlic - sliced thinly.
- Seasoning - chili flakes, salt and ground black pepper.
Start preparing your garlic green beans by heating the olive on a medium to a large skillet over medium heat (photo 1).
Once the oil is ready, add the garlic.
Cook the garlic until it becomes fragrant, and some of its edges are getting browned (photo 2).
Add the green beans and mix (photo 3).
Season with salt, pepper, and chili flakes (photo 4).
Mix to coat the green beans evenly.
Adjust the heat to medium-low, cover with a lid, and cook for ten more minutes, occasionally mixing to make sure you're not burning the garlic.
Take the pan off the heat and serve your sauteed green beans with garlic.
- Do not turn the heat to the max right away, better to set to medium (as the highest) to avoid burning the garlic.
- You can chop the green beans in half if you prefer. Personally, I like to keep them whole.
- Mincing the garlic is fine as well. I choose to slice it thinly instead because I want to see and pick it up separately. 🙂
- Other types of vegetable oil. You can use other sunflower or canola oil, but make sure you use a bit less.
I don't know about you, but I personally don't mind using a tad more with olive oil because I want to coat the beans with it. It is not the same case when it comes to vegetable oil.
- Dried herbs. Dried oregano and thyme are my usual herbs when it comes to sauteed green beans with garlic.
See how quick and easy it is to prepare this garlic green beans dish? Give it a try soon and let me know!
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Green Beans with Garlic Recipe
- 1 & 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 to 3 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
- 1/2 kg green beans (from 300 to 500 grams), trimmed and rinsed
- dash chili flakes
- salt and pepper, to season
- Using a medium or large skillet, heat the olive over medium heat.
- As soon as the oil is ready, add the garlic.
- Cook until the garlic becomes fragrant, or you start seeing the edges turning dark.
- Add the green beans and mix.
- Season with salt, pepper, and chili flakes.
- Mix again and make sure you the beans are coated with oil and seasoning.
- Turn the heat to medium-low and cover the pan with a lid.
- Cook for 10 more minutes, or until the beans are cooked (do not overcook them!). Mix occasionally to avoid burning the garlic that settles at the bottom of the pan.
- Remove from the heat, uncover and transfer your green beans with garlic into a plate.
- Cook's Tip #1: Other types of vegetable oil (sunflower, canola, etc.) can be used as an alternative to olive oil but use a bit less when you do.
- Cook's Tip #2: Feel free to add any of your favorite dried herbs to this garlic green beans recipe, making sure the chili does not overpower its flavor.
- Cook's Tip #3: Set the heat to medium (as highest), to avoid burning the garlic.
- Cook's Tip #4: You can mince the garlic if you prefer. I like to slice them instead because I want to pick them up separately once cooked.