Three easy ways to make fresh Green beans taste good! Simply seasoned, Asian and Mediterranean-style! Full Printable Recipes below!

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5 from 2 votes

Simply Seasoned Green Beans

Green beans cooked to perfection simply prepared with Olive oil, salt and pepper
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Low Lactose, Low Salt, Vegan
Keyword: Green beans, side dish, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 83kcal

Special Equipment

  • One large pot
  • Colander or strainer
  • Tongs
  • Knife/ Cutting Board

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Fresh Green beans ends trimmed off
  • 3-4 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • To Taste Salt & pepper and/or garlic salt

Instructions

  • On the stove top, bring a pot of water up to a boil. Meanwhile prepare the green beans by cutting either end off.
  • Boil the green beans for about 8-10 minutes depending how “al dente” or crunchy you like them. Test one and add 2-3 more minutes if needed.
  • Immediately strain the green beans in a colander and flush with cold tap water, tossing the green beans so they cool down.
  • This is called “shocking” the green beans and help the green beans to stay a nice bright green color. If you’re not concerned with the color you could skip rinsing them.
  • Place green beans in a bowl and season with a little salt, pepper, and olive oil. Toss until they are coated.
  • Taste a green bean and add more seasoning if needed.
  • Enjoy right away or store in the fridge for up to a week.
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Notes

Suggestions: 
  • To reheat them, sautee on medium heat on the stove top for a couple of minutes tossing gently until heated through. 
  • Try using a different oil to dress them like almond, walnut or hazelnut oil.

Nutrition

Calories: 83kcal
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5 from 1 vote

Asian-style Green beans

Green beans in an Asian-style sauce
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time11 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Asian, Chinese
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat
Keyword: asian, Green beans
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 61kcal

Special Equipment

  • One large pot
  • Colander or strainer
  • Tongs
  • Knife/ Cutting Board

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Fresh Green beans ends trimmed off
  • ¼ Cup Soy sauce or Gluten-free Tamari
  • Tbsp. Sesame oil
  • ¼ Cup Honey or brown sugar
  • 1-2 tsp. Sriracha or Garlic Chili Sauce (optional)
  • To Taste Salt & pepper
  • To Taste Sesame seeds or Everything Bagel Seasoning mix (optional)

Instructions

  • On the stove top, bring a pot of water up to a boil. Meanwhile prepare the green beans by cutting either end off.
  • Boil the green beans for about 8-10 minutes depending how “al dente” or crunchy you like them. Test one and add 2-3 more minutes if needed.
  • Immediately strain the green beans in a colander and flush with cold tap water, tossing the green beans so they cool down. Set them aside.
  • This is called “shocking” the green beans and help the green beans to stay a nice bright green color. If you’re not concerned with the color you could skip rinsing them.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine the remaining ingredients and mix until combined.
  • On the stove top heat a medium saute an  on medium-high heat. Add the sauce and bring up to a boil then turn down to a simmer stirring occasionally until the sauce has slightly thickened. The sauce should coat the back of a spoon.
  • Add the green beans to the pan and toss to coat.
  • Plate it up and top with sesame seeds. Taste a green bean and add more seasoning if needed.
  • Enjoy right away or store in the fridge for up to a week.
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Notes

Suggestions: 
  • To reheat them, sautee on medium heat on the stove top for a couple of minutes tossing gently until heated through.

Nutrition

Calories: 61kcal
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5 from 1 vote

Mediterranean-style Green Beans

Green beans with onions, garlic, fire roasted tomatoes and oregano
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: Greek, Green beans, tomato sauce
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 71kcal

Special Equipment

  • One large pot
  • Colander or strainer
  • Tongs
  • Knife/ Cutting Board

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Fresh Green beans ends trimmed off
  • 2-3 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • ½ Each Onion small diced
  • 2-3 Each Garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Tbsp. Dried Oregano or Italian herbs
  • 1-15 ounce can Fire roasted tomatoes or Tomato sauce
  • To Taste Salt & pepper

Instructions

  • On the stove top, heat a medium-sized saute pan on medium heat and add oil.
  • Saute the onions lightly until translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and saute another 2 minutes being careful not to burn it.
  • Add the green beans, tomato, oregano, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup of water to the pan and give it a good toss.
  • Bring it up to a boil, then turn down to a simmer and add a lid on top. Cook for about 18-20 minutes.
  • Carefully test a green bean to see if desired doneness is reached. If they are still too crunchy, continue to cook for another few minutes until desired doneness is reached.
  • Taste a green bean and add more seasoning if needed.
  • Enjoy right away or store in the fridge for up to a week.
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Notes

Suggestions: 
  • To reheat them, sautee on medium heat on the stove top for a couple of minutes stirring gently until heated through. 
  • Add in some red chili flakes to make it spicy.

Nutrition

Calories: 71kcal