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3 ingredient garlic charred green beans {paleo + vegan}

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  • Author: Nyssa Tanner
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


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)

sea salt 


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!

  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min