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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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 3
Calories: 117kcal
Author: Neriz


  • 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.
  • Serve.


  • 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