Garlicky Green Beans

Garlicky Green Beans are a tasty way to brighten any (holiday) table. This sautéed green beans recipe results in crunchy and flavourful green beans. 

Garlicky Green Beans

I’m not sure if I’m fighting tradition or what, but this Thanksgiving I’m turning up the notch on change. Craving bright green vegetables, this sautéed green beans recipe are crunchy and perfectly garlicky.

All these green brings a touch of balance to all the delicious beige food that seems to come with the holidays!

Garlicky Green Beans

I totally earmarked a stellar brussels sprouts recipe and then bailed on it last minute when I saw that the Dragon (Runner) and Green Beans were still in season. We made this recipe previously on our summer vacation in the Okaganan. It was tasty then and it’s still tasty now.

I have a history of not repeating a recipe unless it’s seriously yummy or exceptionally easy to make. This recipe is both. A light vegan side dish to amp-up your holiday meal.

Garlicky Green Beans

I used a combo of green beans and runner beans (the purple ones). Runner beans will lose their colouring if they are boiled or cooked for too long. I add the purple ones because we grew some in our garden pots this summer and one of my kids loves purple … anything to get more veggies into them!

Green Beans, Runner Beans, and String Beans are all the same with regards to cooking time, but French Beans (Haricot vert) will cook faster because they are smaller. Something to keep in mind when shopping for ingredients.

Garlicky Green Beans

More Easy Holiday Side Dishes:

  • Pomegranate-Mint Relish
  • Herby Mini Hasselback Potatoes
  • Baked Ratatouille
  • Savoury Kale Bread Pudding (stuffing)

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