Simple, healthy and delicious green beans sautéed with garlic, olive oil and seasoning!
A good side dish recipe can be difficult to create but well worth the effort. This recipe was birthed nearly 10 years ago when I wanted to make green beans in a quicker way than how I grew up eating them. And so, with a bit of garlic, olive oil, seasoning and green beans, this recipe idea became a reality. It is still a go-to recipe for me to prepare a simple and quick side dish. It is perfect for everyday whether it is just a weekday or a holiday.
Here’s the recipe:
Garlicky Good Green Beans
- 1.5 c green beans
- 2-3 garlic cloves (crushed and minced)
- 1-2 T olive oil (or butter)
- salt & pepper (to taste)
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 2-3 sprigs of fresh parsley (optional garnish)
Clean and trim the ends of the green beans.
Mince the garlic until it forms a paste (rubbing the flat part of a knife back and forth on a cutting board with a bit of salt will achieve this paste consistency).
Place the green beans and garlic in a frying pan with a little bit of water. Simmer them for about 2-3 minutes and then drain the excess water.
Drizzle over the olive oil, salt, pepper and oregano and sauté the green beans for just a couple of minutes before the garlic starts to brown too much.
Serve immediately and garnish with fresh parsley.