Quick and Easy Sautéed Green Beans with Garlic and butter, a delicious side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas. This simple recipe can be made with either fresh or frozen green beans. It is vegetarian friendly, but it can be made vegan by swapping butter for vegetable oil. Healthy, nutritious and delicious, a fanatastic side for every occasion.
HOW TO MAKE SAUTEED GREEN BEANS WITH GARLIC
This dish is simplicity at its best. Take some rather plain and otherwise boring (according to me!) green beans, sautée them in a bit of olive oil or butter and lots of garlic, throw some freshly-chopped parsely and dill, and there you go! A last-minute side dish to amaze all your guests coming to your Thanksgiving dinner. Or any other day of the year.
It’s super easy to make, just boil the green beans first to soften them a bit, now, for how long, it depends entirely up to you. I normally like the green beans on the softer side, so I tend to boil the hell out of them, which translates boil for about 15 to 20 minutes. I know, all those vitamins and nutrients are probably long gone, but never mind.
But if you’d rather have them a bit crunchy, just boil them for 5-10 minutes, then drain the water and throw them in a pan with the garlicky stuff. The more garlic, the better. It’s good for your health, good for everything. Trust me, I am coming from the land of Dracula, I know what I am talking about. Throw in as much garlic as you can handle!
To finish them off, add some freshly chopped dill for maximum flavour, and you have one amazing side dish that is cheap and ridiculously easy to make.
CAN YOU USE FROZEN GREEN BEANS INSTEAD OF FRESH ONES?
Absolutely! Frozen vegetables are as nutritious as the fresh ones, and help you avoid wastage. I am guilty of buying fresh veggies and dump them in the fridge to forget about them for days on end. Only to discovered that they are anything but fresh and might as well throw them away.
While the frozen ones can very well stay in the freezer for ages, and they will still be alright to consume. Plus, if the vegetables are not in season, they taste a lot better anyway. So, a win-win if you ask me.
To use frozen green beans, either leave them to thaw, or boil for 5-10 minutes until tender, then sautee them the same way you would do with the fresh ones. The difference in texture should be minimum.
The sauteed green beans go amazingly well with that nice roast turkey, or chicken, if you don’t want to go for something too big. I have this recipe for roast chicken that you’d find useful perhaps if you are after some good tricks about achieving perfection with your roast.
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Healthy Sautéed Green Beans with Garlic, a delicious side dish that can be prepared quickly before your meal is ready. I guarantee you that these green beans are going to be a hit this Thanksgiving.
- 220 g green beans
- 1 tbsp butter (or olive oil)
- 5 cloves of garlic
- 1/8 tsp salt
- black pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp chopped parsley
- 1 tbsp chopped dill
Trim the fresh green beans and cut them in half if needed.
In a pan of water, add a pinch of salt and the green beans and boil for about 15 minutes until they are tender.
Drain the water and set aside.
Peel and chop the garlic finely, or mash with a garlic presser.
Melt the butter in a pan over a medium heat, add the garlic and fry for about 10-15 seconds, then add the green beans and stir well.
Add the parsley and dill, season with salt and pepper, then turn off the heat and cover the pan with a lid and let rest for 5 minutes.
- To see the measurements in cups and ounces, please click on the US CUSTOMARY link.
- The amount of ingredients listed can be adjusted depending on the number of servings you need, just click on the number next to SERVINGS.
- The fresh green beans can be replaced with frozen green beans, just thaw them before sauteeing.