Friday, April 8, 2016 / 25 Comments

Sweet and Tasty Sauteed Green Beans


I just love green beans when they are sweet and full of flavor. I'm totally convinced that people have a love hate relationship with them just because they either get the good sweet and juicy ones that are fresh picked or the yucky water filled mushy ones you get in the can. If you first get the fresh usually like them if you get the mushy ones it's a challenge to ever really enjoy them.

Here I'm going to show you my favorite way to prepare fresh green beans.

I spend about a $1 to $1.10 at Aldi during the non Summer months to buy fresh green beans. You are first going to want to wash a few handfuls of them in your strainer.

Pop of each end of the green bean. Don't pop off half the green bean or my grandma will give you a talkin to. She's in Heaven now and I promise you will hear her voice if you start wasting food.

Also take off the string parts here. 

Now you are going to want to boil a large pot of water. 

Once the water is boiling throw your green beans in and let them cook for about 5-7 minutes or until decently tender. Crunchy green beans are no fun.

Once they are done I immediately drain them in my strainer and throw them in a saute pan and cook with 2 Tbsp.'s of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. I also use a heaping Tablespoon of fresh garlic.Cover and let saute on low for about 15 minutes and you will have the most delicious green beans ever.

                    Smooth and flavorful are the words that come to mind when I eat these.

                   There you have it low-carb and full of flavor Sweet and Tasty Green Beans.

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Are you planting a garden this year? I am and it's going to rain big time next week so the next several days are going to be spent getting them in.

~Happy Friday~


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  1. Now your grandma sounds like mine--full of love and care for you. These sound really good-fresh always better. Thanks for your visit today.

  2. I love green beans, Valerie, and could eat them everyday! When I don't have fresh ones, Trader Joe's has the best frozen haricot verts that are so delicious!

  3. I love green beans too. I prefer the fresh ones since I am a country person.

  4. Hi Valerie! Oh, I love green beans - canned or fresh! This sounds so good. I'm going to copy your recipe and try it! Thank you so much for popping in to see me and have a nice weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. Oh, yum, my mouth is watering here - mmmmmmm!! I think you are right, you either love them (like I do) or hate them (like my dad does!) Same with brussel sprouts....I am in the hate department on that one!!

  6. Mmm, these beans sound delicious, Valerie! I know we would enjoy them. I agree with your grandmother that one should not waste food. Thanks so much for sharing and have a beautiful week.


  7. quick, easy and yummy - perfect green bean recipe! I hear you on the grandma :) have an awesome week!

  8. Dear Valarie:
    I have some in the frig right now! Your recipe sounds delicious and healthy - what more could we ask for? Thanks for sharing and linking.

  9. Valerie - I will get it right next time - Valerie NOT Valarie!

  10. oooh, green beans are my favorite vegetable!

  11. I'm not a huge green beans fan, but this preparation sounds different than any way I've had them before-I'd be willing to test it out!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  12. Green beans are some of my favorite vegetables, and this was such a unique and scrumptious looking taste for a recipe! I'm looking forward to possibly trying this out, and I'm sure it'd taste great with fish too! :)

    xx Heather ||

  13. We love green beans in our house, we always get fresh and steam them, we love adding coconut oil and garlic too!! So yummy :)

  14. Whenever I make green beans, I typically buy the frozen bags because it's added time to snip off the ends and cut them. But, when I do take the time to make the fresh ones, it's a whole added experience. Tastes so much better!

  15. Love this post - my husband certainly showed me the light with fresh beans (I grew up on the canned stuff and subsequently hated them). I normally blanch them right after boiling to keep the crunch but love the idea of cooking them down further with coconut oil and garlic (an ingredient I add to just about everything :))

  16. I love green beans and I am always looking for new ways to use them. These sound amazing!
    xo Jessica

  17. These look so delicious! I am a huge fan of green beans. I love garlic so I'm thrilled that it's involved in these.

  18. It looks great. I love green beans and its so affordable too!

  19. I love making fresh cut green beans. I love that your recipe is so simple.

  20. These sound way better than from the can! Fresh is the way to go for that crispy crunch we all love!

  21. I like sautéed string beans too. I blanch or simmer them but not boil. They will become so mushy. I like them to be crispy.

  22. Oh I love green beans! Garlic is sure a perfect way to sauté them, I also add some sesame seeds for nutty flavor.
    xx, Kusum |

  23. In my entire life till now, i hated green beans with the bottom of my heart. Thanks for this recipe. I can certainly try this variation. 😃

  24. I am so picky about green beans. My absolute favorites are from a Chinese restaurant and have the perfect amount of garlic and I don't know what else that makes them to die for. This recipe kind of reminds me of those so I may have to give these a try!

  25. I like green beans Cooked just right.Have never cooked them just with garlic and seasoning. I will try this out and let you know. 😊


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