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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
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

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

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: green beans, whole30
Servings: 6
Calories: 130 kcal
Jillian: Jillian
Ingredients
  • 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
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.
Nutrition Facts
Sauteed Green Beans Recipe with Garlic and Mint
Serving Size
 
0.25 cup
Amount per Serving
Calories
130
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
10
g
15
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Sodium
 
199
mg
9
%
Potassium
 
260
mg
7
%
Carbohydrates
 
9
g
3
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
Vitamin A
 
593
IU
12
%
Vitamin C
 
11
mg
13
%
Calcium
 
61
mg
6
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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