Balsamic Green Beans With Garlic

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 mins

This brightens up boring green beans. It's full of flavor and healthy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook green beans in boiling water that has been salted, for 6 minutes. Drain. Plunge beans in cold water and drain again.
  2. Saute garlic in oil for 30 seconds over medium heat. Add green beans and saute an additional 3-4 minutes. Add balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Saute 1 minute longer.


Most Helpful

I halved the recipe and skipped step one. I micro'd the beans for 2.5 minutes instead. (Less nutrients lost that way) I didn't measure the salt and pepper. Just used it to my tastes. I think one could easily half the oil. I found the finished product a little oily and the less oil the better for calorie counting.

Chef Tweaker September 10, 2007

Good quick side dish. I took another reviewer's recommendation and did halve the oil, which worked out fine. I think you could even double the balsamic too to punch that flavor up.

Maito January 15, 2014

great recipe! simple, easy, and tasty! I used frozen green beans instead of fresh, and microwaved them instead of cooking and blanching them.

cosette February 02, 2010

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