garlic green beans
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5 from 3 votes

Garlic Green Beans

Quick and easy garlic green beans are the perfect healthy weeknight side dish. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Dairy Free, European, Gluten Free
Keyword: Fresh green beans, Garlic green beans, Garlicky green beans, Healthy green beans, Sauteed green beans
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 lb fresh green beans
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or ghee
  • 4 tbsp garlic, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper, to taste


  • Wash and trim the ends of the green beans.
  • Heat oil or ghee in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds. Add the green beans and toss to coat.
  • Add stock and cover skillet. Cook 6 to 8 minutes until green beans are al dente.
  • Uncover the skillet and add the salt and lemon juice. Cook until liquid evaporates and green beans are tender. Add a few cracks of black pepper and add additional salt if needed.