Simple Green Beans

simple  green beans

I’m welcoming November and all of its greatness with a ton of warm and comforting recipes to share with you. Mark and I are hosting Thanksgiving this year with family coming in from out of town, and I am trying out new recipes to add to our menu. To balance out calorie-laden, decadent dishes, I am trying to infuse a good balance of healthier, lighter dishes, like these simple green beans. These green beans really are, simple, with a beautiful crunch and a healthy dose of sautéed garlic.

Simple Green Beans


1/2 pound bag of fresh green beans, trimmed and cut in half

3 garlic cloves, minced fine

Olive Oil

Salt and pepper, to taste

Pour a small glug of olive oil in a large skillet over a medium-high heat. Toss in minced garlic and saute until garlic browns a little (about 5 minutes). Add cut green beans and stir, making sure beans get lightly coated with olive oil and garlic. Add a couple of dashes of salt and pepper and cook until green beans are done to your taste. I like a little crunch to my beans so I cook mine for about 8 minutes.

Add more salt or pepper for taste if needed.

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