Are you guys ready for the best + easiest veggie side dish to hit your dinner tables?! If the answer is YES than say hello to garlic charred green beans!! 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼
The first time I made these was when I was trying to make a green vegetable SO delicious that even a 5 year old would fall in love (#nannylife), and guess what? Totally worked. And now I’m in love with them, too.
I’m going to get right down to it with this post – we’re going to be about as short and sweet as the time it takes to make this fabulous dish, cuz there’s not much to say except the basics! And that way you can get right along with cooking yourself up a batch of these tender, charred, garlicky green beans.
Since there’s only 3 ingredients in this bad boy the magic is in the method, and it goes a little something like this:
- Boil and blanch green beans VERY briefly – just cook ’em enough so that they turn bright green, but remain very crisp.
- Heat a saute pan (preferably a cast iron skillet) until it’s smoking hot.
- Add those green beans with a smidge of oil to the pan and let them CHAR. Which means not stirring them often so they maintain contact with the hot skillet for long enough to get some color.
- Just before they’re done add alllll that chopped garlic and cook just a few minutes, tossing them a bit until everything is nice and aromatic and that garlic is crispy.
- Finish with a bit of butter or ghee if you’re feeling fancy, but for those dairy free folks this step is totally not necessary.
And that’s it! Magically delicious + complex 3 ingredient garlic charred green beans are SERVED.
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3 ingredient garlic charred green beans! The easiest and most delicious side dish you’ve ever laid your eyes on. Ready in 15 minutes flat, these green beans are great paired with any main dish – or made at the beginning of the week and added to lunch // dinner // breakfast bowls throughout the week!
12 oz haricot vert green beans (or regular green beans), ends trimmed
1 tsp avocado or coconut oil
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tsp ghee or butter (optional)
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
Add green beans and cook for 1-2 minutes, removing quickly with tongs or a slotted spoon to an ice bath to stop the cooking. If you’re using regular greens beans, which are a little thicker than haricot vert, you will want to increase the cooking time to 2 1/2 – 3 minutes.
After beans have cooled, drain and pat completely dry.
Heat a large skillet (cast iron works best) to medium high heat until smoking hot and add 1 tsp of high heat cooking oil of choice.
Add green beans and let them sit for at least 30 seconds before tossing them. Keep up this pattern. Sit for 30 seconds and then toss, to encourage charring. For a total of about 3-4 minutes.
When beans are almost ready to come out of the pan add chopped garlic and toss a few times until garlic is aromatic and crispy. Remove from heat, season with salt add the teaspoon of ghee or butter if desired, and serve!