Quick and Easy Garlic Green Beans
These Quick and Easy Garlic Green Beans are the perfect 15 minute side dish. They're sweet, crisp and a little spicy! A great option for Fall dinners.
- 2 large handfuls green beans (thinner, smaller beans) I recommend french green beans or haricot verts
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, grated I recommend using a microplane for a fine grate
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 lemon, zest only I recommend using a microplane for the zest
- salt and pepper to taste
Add green beans to a large deep skillet. Turn the heat on the medium-high heat. Cover the green beans with warm water until they are just covered. Add salt to the water and cook 5-7 minutes until the green beans are tender but slightly crisp.
Strain green beans in a large colander and run cold water over them until they are no longer steaming.
Heat a a large deep skillet to medium-high heat. Add olive oil, cooked green beans, garlic, lemon zest, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to the skillet. Toss with tongs continually for about 2-3 minutes, so that the garlic and zest doesn't burn. Enjoy!