steamed garlic green beans
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Steamed Garlic Green Beans

Simply Steamed Green Beans seasoned with fresh garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegetarian
Servings: 6


  • 4 cups Fresh green beans String green beans if needed
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 tsp pink salt or sea salt plus more to season with after cooking
  • 1/2 tsp fresh black pepper plus more to season with after cooking
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil


  • String and wash green beans if needed by snapping off ends and pulling the stringy part off.
  • In an iron skillet add water, season the water with a couple pinches of salt.
  • Add green beans and season with 1/2 tsp salt and pepper. Cover and simmer on low until green beans are tender. (about 25-30 min)
  • Grate fresh garlic into green beans, recover and simmer another 2-3 min.
  • Drain any remaining water off, and drizzle with olive oil.
  • If needed for taste add a little more salt and pepper.
  • Serve!


I use an iron skillet for this recipe.I use this one!