These fresh Sauteed Green Beans with Garlic and Mint are the perfect side dish for any meal. It’s fuss-free and topped with sliced almonds and pomegranate seeds, adding a nice posh flare. ♡
This recipe costs approximately $6.93 to make. It makes six servings for about $1.15 per serving.
You may find this tutorial helpful for learning How to Deseed a Pomegranate when making these Sauteed Green Beans.
I could eat these sauteed green beans alone on a plate and be completely satisfied. Instead, they’re crunchy yet tender and garlicky.
The fresh mint, let’s say, adds a fresh flare? It’s perfect. I am so excited to share this recipe with you! But, first, let’s talk about the ingredients you need to make these scrumptious sauteed green beans.
Green Beans are a classic side dish everyone needs a good recipe for. You’ll love this Sauteed Green Beans recipe due to the hint of garlic and mint, topped with almonds and pomegranate. It is a traditional recipe with a twist!
Sauteed Green Beans are easy enough to make on a busy weeknight but classy enough to serve during the summer, for Sunday family dinner, or even Thanksgiving.
Ingredients you will need to make sauteed green beans
You will love how easy it is to make and what little ingredients you will need.
|Fresh Green Beans||French style, hard stems removed, and one pound of them.|
|Olive Oil||I prefer the taste of olive oil, but feel free to use grass-fed butter.|
|Garlic||They’ll add loads of flavor.|
|Mint||You can use fresh or dried mint.|
|Salt and Pepper||The king and queen of spices.|
|Garnishes||For that special posh touch, add pomegranate seeds and sliced almonds.|
Ingredients and Estimated Cost
- 1 pound fresh green beans – $1.68
- 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil – $0.16
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt – $0.01
- ¼ teaspoon coarse black pepper – $0.02
- 2-3 garlic cloves – $0.10
- 10 fresh mint leaves – $0.12
- ¼ cup sliced almonds – $0.28
- ¼ cup fresh pomegranate seeds – $4.56
NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.
How to Saute Green Beans
- First, heat oil on a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Then, add the green beans, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Saute for two to three minutes.
- Next, add the garlic and mint. Cook for about five to seven minutes.
- To finish, transfer the green beans to a serving dish and garnish with sliced almonds and pomegranate seeds before serving.
- Instead of shaved almonds, use walnuts or pecans. Also, try two different varieties at once or if you are allergic to nuts, simply omit them entirely.
- 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.
SERVE: You can keep the green beans out for about two hours before they need to be stored and refrigerated.
STORE: Place the green beans in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to two days.
FREEZE: I do not recommend freezing the cooked beans. Once they’re defrosted they will be limp and unappetizing.
There is no need to boil the green beans before you saute them. Some recommend that you blanch them before sauteing to add an extra crunch to the green beans but this is not a required step.
Follow my recipe below for a twist in flavor from typical green beans. I use garlic, salt, pepper, and mint to create a flavorful side dish that is then topped with sliced almonds and pomegranate. It will become your new favorite way to make Sauteed Green Beans.
I prefer to use oil for two reasons. The first being it is healthier than butter. Secondly, it does not burn as easily as butter does when cooking.
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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- 1 lb. fresh green beans washed, dried, and stems removed.
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- ½ tsp kosher Salt or salt to taste
- ¼ tsp coarse black pepper or pepper to taste
- 2-3 garlic cloves finely chopped
- 10 fresh mint leaves chopped, or 1/2 tsp dried mint
- extra virgin olive oil to garnish
- ¼ cup sliced almonds
- ¼ cup fresh pomegranate seeds
- 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. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.
- Then, add the garlic and mint. Continue to cook until slightly wilted and brown, about 5-7 minutes 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.