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Garlic Green Beans

  • Author: Iosune
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Total: 20 mins
  • 4 1x
  • Side Dish, Appetizer
  • American
  • Vegan

Servings 4 1x

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Garlic green beans, one of my favorite ways of eating green beans. A super simple and easy recipe made in 20 minutes with 4 ingredients.


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, ends trimmed
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet and when it’s hot, add the green beans. Cook over medium-high heat for 5 to 10 minutes or until soft and starting to blister and turn black in a few spots, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute, stirring frequently.
  3. Remove from the heat, add the salt and pepper, and stir.
  4. Serve your garlic green beans immediately with marinated tofu, air fryer tofu, fried tofu, baked tofu, and even add some chopped vegan bacon, tempeh bacon, tempeh, or seitan to this easy green bean recipe.
  5. Keep the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 5 days or in the freezer for 10 to 12 months.


  • Feel free to customize your garlic green beans with any type of oil you want.
  • To make this easy green bean recipe I used fresh green beans because I believe they’re the best choice. However, you can also use frozen green beans (you don’t need to thaw them). Frozen green beans will release their own water during cooking, so you may need to cook them for longer until the water has evaporated.