Green Beans with Onions and Garlic are a quick and flavorful side dish for your next weeknight meal. Fresh green beans are paired with sautéed onions and garlic – they’ll make it easy to get your daily dose of vegetables.
Green beans with onions and garlic are a fantastic and easy side dish to add to your next weeknight dinner. As always, I try to use only simple ingredients, all from scratch, to make easy meals. My secret to tasty vegetables is simple – add flavor! By sautéeing onions and garlic and creating a delicious butter sauce, you’re adding tons of flavor to these otherwise boring beans.
The best part is that you don’t need special ingredients to make these vegetables taste good. You’ll only need onions, garlic, butter, and some salt and pepper. There’s nothing complicated about this recipe. Plus, by using fresh green beans you’re adding extra fresh flavor and and maybe even using locally grown produce. No mushy canned beans here!
It can be hard to get your daily dose of vegetables, but I hope that this recipe helps you to expand on your fresh veggie dishes. What is your favorite vegetable?
Green Beans with Onions and Garlic
- 1 pound green beans trimmed and cut in half
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 small onion thinly sliced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a stock pot, bring water to a boil. Boil green beans for five minutes, then strain and set aside.
- In a sauté pan over medium heat, add butter. Once melted and hot, add sliced onions. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until onions are lightly browned and begin to turn translucent. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
- Add green beans, stirring to coat. Cook for 2 more minutes, then remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then serve immediately.