Garlic Green Beans is a quick and easy side dish and one of my favorite ways to eat green beans. The beans are crispy, garlicky and ready in less than 15 minutes.
This is my usual go-to recipe when I have green beans. It’s also a dish I make for Thanksgiving every year because it’s so easy and everyone always enjoys them. I don’t think I’ve ever had leftovers.
The beans are cooked at high heat with some oil, garlic and salt. That’s it! It is so simple and the beans come out very flavorful.
I also added some toasted garlic chips to this dish but that’s completely optional because the beans have plenty of garlic flavor even without the garlic chips.
Garlic Green Beans
- 1 lb green beans trimmed (I used French green beans)
- 2 large garlic cloves minced
- 1 1/2 tbsp canola oil avoid using olive oil
- salt to taste
- Using a deep skillet or wok, add oil and garlic. You want to use a deep pan for this method of cooking to prevent oil from splattering out. Bring pan to high heat and cook garlic until lightly browned.
- Pat dry green beans and then add to oil (water will cause oil to splatter). Stir and cook green beans until they are evenly coated in oil. Season with salt. Cook until beans are tender. If your pan starts to get dry before the beans are finished cooking, add a little water and cover pan with a lid until beans are fully cooked.
- Serve beans warm. If you wish to garnish with garlic chips, thinly slice another clove of garlic. Add a little more oil to your pan and bring to medium heat. Add in garlic slices. Turn garlic slices every few seconds in oil until golden and crispy. Remove chips from oil and add to beans.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.