Sauteed Green Beans Recipe with Garlic and Mint {Whole30}

These fresh Sauteed Green Beans with Garlic and Mint are the perfect side dish to ANY meal. It’s Entirely fuss-free and topped with sliced almonds and pomegranate seeds—which adds a nice posh flare.

Sauteed Green Beans Recipe with Garlic and Mint

I could eat these sauteed green beans alone on a plate and be completely satisfied. They’re crunchy yet tender and totally garlicky.

The fresh mint let’s say… adds a fresh flare? It’s perfect. I am so excited to share this recipe with you! Let’s talk about the ingredients you will need to make these scrumptious sauteed green beans.

Ingredients you will need to make sauteed green beans

You are going to love how easy it is to make and what little ingredients you will need.

Fresh Green BeansFrench style, hard stems removed, and one pound of them.
Olive OilI prefer the taste of olive oil, but feel free to use grass-fed butter.
GarlicWill add loads of flavor.
MintYou can use fresh or dried mint.
Salt and PepperThe king and queen of spices.
GarnishesFor that special posh touch, add pomegranate seeds and sliced almonds.
sauteed green beans

How to saute green beans

It couldn’t be easier.

  • First, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. When ready, drizzle in olive oil or grass-fed butter. Give the pan a whirl—ensuring that the bottom of the pan is fully greased.
  • Next, add the fresh green beans, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Saute for 2-3 minutes. Then, add the garlic and mint. Continue to cook until slightly wilted and brown or until the desired texture is met.
  • Finally, transfer the cooked green beans to a serving dish. Garnish with sliced almonds and pomegranate seeds. Enjoy right away.
green beans with almonds

Variations

Use different nuts. Instead of shaved almonds, use walnuts or pecans. Also, try two different varieties at once or if you are allergic to nuts, simply omit entirely.

Change the herbs. Swap out the mint for fresh parsley, thyme, or even cilantro.

Add dried fruit. Chopped Turkish apricots, golden raisins, or even cranberries would work excellently in this dish.

Read the recipe from start to finish. You will better understand the flow of the recipe and identify any unfamiliar words or methods.

Shop for the ingredients beforehand. When you shop ahead, you are less likely to swap out ingredients for what you don’t have, thus creating a complete recipe fail!

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Sauteed Green Beans Recipe with Garlic and Mint


  • Author: ashley
  • Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20-30 minutes
  • Yield: 46 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

The perfect fuss-free sautéed green beans with garlic and mint. Serve alongside your favorite main dish. 


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fresh green beans, washed, dried, and stems removed. 
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher Salt , or salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp coarse black pepper, or pepper to taste
  • 23 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 10 fresh mint leaves, chopped, or 1/2 tsp dried mint

To garnish 

  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup fresh pomegranate seeds

Instructions

  1. First, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. When ready, drizzle in olive oil or grass-fed butter. Give the pan a whirl—ensuring that the bottom of the pan is fully greased.
  2. Next, add the fresh green beans, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Then, add the garlic and mint. Continue to cook until slightly wilted and brown, about 5-7 minute or until the desired texture is met.
  4. Finally, transfer the cooked green beans to a serving dish. Garnish with sliced almonds and pomegranate seeds. Enjoy right away.
  • Category: Whole30 Sides
  • Method: Sauteed
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: sauteed green beans, how to saute green beans, sauteed green beans with garlic, sauteed green beans recipe

1 Comment

  1. Cassandra says:

    I always thought green beans were boring but somehow they look great to me now. I will try it tomorrow.

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