Green bean, or string bean, is one of my favorite vegetables. They are very easy to make at home. This green bean recipe is so fast, it takes me 5 minutes from start to finish!
Spring is a wonderful time to try this recipe as farmers market offers an abundant supply of them. They are also available at supermarkets and food stores throughout the year.
How to Cook Green Beans?
This Garlic Green Bean calls for just a few ingredients:
- Minced garlic
- Ground pepper
I am using Chinese techniques on this recipe. For the best texture, you want to flash cook the beans. A quick stir-fry and saute in a hot wok or skillet will make sure they remain crisp, with a gorgeous and vibrant green color.
You can cook them longer if you like. They are called “dry-fried” green beans in Chinese and the surface become wrinkly and slightly brown. Both are delicious ways to cook fresh green beans.
This recipe is the super quick, easy and anyone can make in a jiffy. Pick up a bunch of them from the store today and make this amazing side dish.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 98 calories per serving with nutrition such as potassium, vitamin A, C, calcium, iron and fiber. It has 9 grams of carbs per serving, which is very healthy!
What Dishes to Serve with This Recipe?
This meal is best served with any main dish. For a wholesome meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
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- 8 oz. green beans
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 2 cloves garlic (finely minced)
- salt to taste
- 3 dashes ground white pepper or black pepper
- Cut off the top and bottom points of the green beans, rinse and set aside.
- In a pan, add the oil and saute the garlic until light brown. Add the green beans, salt and pepper and keep stirring until they are cooked. Transfer out to a serving plate and serve immediately.
Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.