Green Beans with Garlic Recipe
Healthy, delicious, and ready in a flash. This sauteed Garlic Green Beans would surely become a regular in your household too!
- 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.
Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1150IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2mg