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garlic green beans with a kick

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Cassie *
Somewhere, PA

A quick tasty side dish, reminded me of what our favorite Chinese restaurant serves...not a morsel left. If you don't like spice, just leave out the pepper flakes... Enjoy!

(3 ratings)
yield 3 - 4
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Saute

Ingredients For garlic green beans with a kick

  • 12 oz
    fresh green beans - cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 5 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • salt
    & pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp
    sesame seeds, or to your liking
  • handful
    sliced almonds
  • a squeeze
    of lemon juice

How To Make garlic green beans with a kick

  • 1
    Place a pot of water on stove and bring to a boil. Add about 1 tsp salt to the water.
  • 2
    Snap bean ends and cut either in half or 2 inch pieces.
  • 3
    Once water is boiling, add the beans and cook no longer than 3 minutes, you want them to be crisp tender. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • 4
    Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and pepper flakes. Stir frequently and saute for roughly 2 minutes.
  • 5
    Add the beans and toss to coat with garlic. Salt and pepper and saute just long enough to heat through. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and almond...Give them a squeeze of lemon, stir and serve immediately.
  • 6