Garlic Sautéed Green Beans are such a wonderful side dish! They are quick and easy to prepare and, best of all, are super flavorful. You’re going to love them!
Can we be honest for a moment? 2020 has been horrendous. Aside from a few small silver linings, this year has been a rollercoaster. I, for one, have been emotionally eating since March. I’ve jumped on the sourdough bandwagon, lived for Christina Tosi’s bake club, and have thoroughly embraced the sedentary quarantine life. I should feel guilty about it, at least that’s what I’ve been conditioned to believe. But the truth is, I don’t. If that slice of bread or chocolate chip cookie helps bring a moment of peace or joy in what has otherwise been a whole mess of negative, then I will embrace it fully.
But I still believe in balance, so I give you these delicious green beans! It’s a quick preparation, ideal for those crazy weeknights. There is tons of garlic, and a dash of red pepper flake for the perfect amount of heat.
Tips for Garlic Sautéed Green Beans:
- I buy French style green beans (a haricot vert). They’re thinner, more delicate, and do not require you to blanch them before sautéing.
- The recipe calls for ¼ of an yellow onion. You could also use a shallot for this dish. It’s mild flavor will help compliment the green beans.
- Slice the cloves of garlic as thinly as possible. You want a considerable amount of garlic, however, you do not want to bite into a massive chunk.
- Depending on the batch of green beans you have, you may or may not need to steam them. This go around, I had a few that were on the larger side, so I let them steam for about 3 minutes.
These green beans are wonderful and flavorful! They’re perfect for a weeknight dinner or even on a special occasion. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Garlic Sautéed Green Beans
- Large sauté pan with a tight fitting lid.
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- ¼ yellow onion minced
- 3 cloved garlic thinly sliced
- ½ lbs French style green beans, haricot vert rinsed and dried
- salt to taste
- pinch red pepper flakes
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil begins to shimmer, add the minced onion. Sauté until the onions start to turn translucent, about 2 minutes. Add the garlic cook for an additional minute. Season with a salt and red pepper flake.
- Add the rinsed and dried green beans to the pan. Toss to combine and cover with a lid. Cook the green beans for 3 minutes. Remove the lid and continue to cooking the green beans until they just start to soften. Serve immediately. Enjoy