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15-min Quick And Easy Healthy Garlic Green Beans

This quick and easy garlic green beans recipe will make you relish green beans again and again. Perfect for making a healthy side dish that your family will love. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: International
Servings: 4
Calories: 78kcal


  • 1 1/2 lb green beans
  • 1/2 small onion or use 2 shallots
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ tsp red chili flakes optional
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  • Steam green beans for about 5 mins (see notes).
  • Heat oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Cook garlic with some chili flakes for few seconds
  • Then add onion and cook slightly for about one minute.
  • Finally add cooked green beans, salt, and pepper and mix gently. Turn off the heat.


  • Steaming Green Beans - Bring some water to boil in a large frying pan or skillet. Put the steamer basket with green beans, cover and cook until your likings. I use this stainless steel steamer basket to steam vegetables. If you have something like this then you can use it with any large frying pan.
  • If you don’t have an option to steam the beans then just boil them in water.
  • Cooking onion - do not overcook the onions. Keep them a little crunchy.
  • You can also add some extra virgin olive oil or pumpkin oil to the finished beans. I add it sometimes. 


Calories: 78kcal