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Garlic Green Beans

Garlic green beans are the perfect addition to a home-cooked meal. They are easy to make, healthy, delicious, and add a vibrant pop of color that really completes any dish. 
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 94 kcal


  • Large stock pot


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and washed
  • 3-4 quarts water
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • juice of 1 lemon


  • Bring the water and salt to a rapid boil in a large stockpot.
  • Add the trimmed and washed green beans and boil for 2-3 minutes.
  • Immediately transfer to a bowl of ice water. Once the green beans are cold, remove them from the ice water and pat dry.
  • Melt the butter in a large saute pan. Add the minced garlic and the green beans and saute for a few minutes. Season with salt and drizzle with lemon juice.
  • Serve warm.


Calories: 94kcalCarbohydrates: 9.2gProtein: 2.4gFat: 6.1gSaturated Fat: 3.8gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 633mgPotassium: 270mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gCalcium: 49mgIron: 1mg
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