Quick and Tasty Green Beans with Garlic Recipe

Quick and Tasty Green Beans with Garlic Recipe

  • Makes: 4 Servings
  • Ready In: 17 mins
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 7-8 mins

Don’t be intimidated by fresh green beans. “What do I do besides boil them?” Green beans can be given a quick boil, and then sauteed in oil and spices to produce an easy side dish. These green beans are crisp-tender with little bits of salty garlic, ginger and a punch of heat. Grill up some chicken or fish, add some sourdough, and you’ll have a simple summertime meal on the table in less than thirty minutes.

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 73
  • Fat: 3g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Sodium: 926mg
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 2g


  1. 1 teaspoon sea salt
    1 pound green beans, trimmed
    1 tablespoons coconut oil
    5 cloves garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
    1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
    1 1/2 tablespoons fermented soy sauce (such as Nama Shoyu)


    1. Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil over high heat.
    2. Add salt and beans and cook for 3 minutes, until crisp tender.
    3. Drain beans.
    4. Heat a large saute pan over medium heat for 2 minutes.
    5. Add coconut oil and swirl pan to coat.
    6. Add green beans and cook, stirring frequently, until spotty brown, about 2 minutes.
    7. Make a well in the center of the pan and add the garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes.
    8. Cook, stirring continuously until fragrant, about 30 seconds and then mix together with the green beans.
    9. Stir in soy sauce. Serve immediately.

Carrie Vitt

Carrie Vitt is the author of the cookbook Deliciously Organic and publisher of popular food blog, Deliciously Organic. Carrie Vitt began cooking as soon as soon as she could peer over the countertops and by sixteen was working in the kitchens of her mother’s award-winning Dallas catering company, The Festive Kitchen.

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