Garlicky Green Beans

By Polly Conner
June 6, 2017
This healthy, family-friendly green bean recipe is delicious! The soy-garlic combination packs so major flavor that will change the way you think about this green vegetable!

I grew up thinking that canned green beans were better than fresh.

To be honest, I still have a hard time with fresh green beans unless they are seasoned up or cooked in a delicious way. (Probably why I’m a fan of this Bacon Wrapped Green Bean recipe, as well.) This is why I am so excited to share this super easy recipe. My kids were holding tight to their green bean bias but my husband, a self-proclaimed “not a green bean guy”, really liked them!

This healthy, family-friendly green bean recipe is delicious! The soy-garlic combination packs so major flavor that will change the way you think about this green vegetable!

The garlic-soy glaze gives some serious flavor that I was loving. At first I was afraid of those little garlic chunks, thinking they’d be too much flavor but after getting a taste of a few, I found myself digging around for them. I’m so excited for you guys to try this one!!

Start with some fresh green beans and snap off the ends. This is a good task for your kids if you’re wanting them to help with some dinner prep, by the way.

This healthy, family-friendly green bean recipe is delicious! The soy-garlic combination packs so major flavor that will change the way you think about this green vegetable!

Heat up a large skillet and add enough oil to coat the bottom. I used olive oil but it got a little smokey since the heat needs to be high. Another option would be avocado oil. Vegetable oil will work but it’s a bit more processed. It’s up to you!

Toss in the green beans and stir-fry them for 3-4 minutes.

This healthy, family-friendly green bean recipe is delicious! The soy-garlic combination packs so major flavor that will change the way you think about this green vegetable!

When they are starting to get a bit tender, add in the garlic and stir for 30-60 seconds. Smells so good!

Then, drizzle the soy sauce over it all.

You are officially done.

This healthy, family-friendly green bean recipe is delicious! The soy-garlic combination packs so major flavor that will change the way you think about this green vegetable!

Seriously, that’s it! Enjoy!

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Garlicky Green Beans

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Vegetables
  • Method: Stirfry
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Garlicky Green Beans are sure to become a family favorite veggie dish. 


Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or other high heat oil (peanut, grapeseed, or vegetable)
  • 3/4 pound fresh green beans, tips cut off
  • 34 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce (or gluten-free tamari soy sauce)
  • Optional: salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the green beans and stir-fry about 3-4 minutes, until crisp-tender. 
  3. Stir in the garlic and cook for about 30-60 seconds, until fragrant.
  4. Add the soy sauce and toss the beans to completely coat.
  5. Taste and season with salt and pepper, if desired.
This healthy, family-friendly green bean recipe is delicious! The soy-garlic combination packs so major flavor that will change the way you think about this green vegetable!

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