7 Recipes to Master this Summer #6: Sautéed Green Beans

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Green beans to me are the ultimate side. When cooked correctly, it adds a pop of color to any plate and I was once told that the more naturally colorful your plate is, the healthier the meal probably is. This recipe is very simple, and since I don't really like the texture of watered down green beans all that much, this provides a nice slightly crisp version that I have come to love.


Olive Oil
String Beans
Garlic (I like minced garlic)
Black Pepper

The Process

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and after washing and cutting the ends of the green beans, add them to  the water and let them heat for about three minutes. (Take it out as soon as they turn bright green)
  2. Immediately after they are out of the pot, place them in ice cold water to stop the heat and they pat off any excess water.
  3. In a pan, heat olive oil and then add garlic and cook until it softens while making sure to stir regularly so that it doesn't burn. 
  4. Add in the green beans and while on medium/high heat, sauté and stir them for about 4-5 minutes. Add salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you may desire to the dish and then it'r read to be served.

It's easy, quick, and serves great with just about anything!


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