Just 15 minutes to make and 6 ingredients, these green beans make the perfect side dish for any meal. But they are so tasty all on their own that you could even treat them as the main and serve them over pasta, or with rice for a super easy and delicious dinner. Recipe adapted from Cafe Delights and The Endless Meal.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. When hot add the green beans. Cook for 5 - 10 minutes, tossing every now and then until the green beans are softened but still a bit crisp and have blackened in some areas. If the beans are browning but they are still too firm, reduce the heat to low and continue to cook gently until you reach desired texture.
Add the garlic and continue cooking 1 minute more while stirring frequently to cook the garlic. Remove from heat and season with salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Serve hot.
Oil-free: to make this dish oil-free, use water or vegetable broth instead of the olive oil to sauté the green beans. Olive oil: feel free to sub the olive oil for another oil such as coconut oil, avocado oil, or vegetable oil.