Garlicky Green Beans

Garlicky Green Beans | ChopChop

Description

This is one of those amazing vegetable recipes that makes something so delicious you can’t stop eating it—and you don’t need to! This makes a great side dish for just about anything, and the beans are good at room-temperature or cold too.

Hands-on time: 20 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Makes: 4 Servings

Kitchen Gear: 

Cutting board
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Large skillet
Measuring spoons
Measuring cup
Heatproof spatula or wooden spoon
Pot holders

Ingredients

1 teaspoon
olive oil
1  
to 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1 tablespoon
finely chopped fresh ginger root (if you like)
1 pound
green beans, washed and trimmed
1⁄4 cup
cold water
1⁄4 teaspoon
kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Put the skillet on the stove and turn the heat to low. When it is hot, add the oil.
  2. ​Add the garlic and ginger (if using) and cook until they just start to color (they’ll get a little bit golden), about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the beans and stir until they are lightly coated with the oil.
  4. Add the water, raise the heat to high, and cook until the pan is almost dry, about 6 minutes.
  5. Serve right away.

VARIATIONS:

• Stir in 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
• Add 1 tablespoon chopped toasted almonds or walnuts
• Add 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or cilantro
• Add 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (if you want to make it spicy)

Notes

Variations:

  • Stir in 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Add 1 tablespoon chopped toasted almonds or walnuts
  • Add 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or cilantro
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (if you want to make it spicy)