When planning dinner, I always try to make it diverse. Try to include some meat (baked or smothered), useful grains and always vegetables. Have you heard that the more types of vegetables you consume, healthier your gut is. So I try to include as much vegetables as I can to my meals. You can get green beans all year around. If not fresh than you have frozen (I just let it sit it in boiling water until it thaws).
The way I cook green beans is pretty basic. It is not a unique green beans recipe but my favorite. You always can add more fresh or dry herbs (thyme, rosemary and basil would be my choice) as here seasoning is rather plain. But still sautéed green beans turn out delicious every time.
Ingredients for Vegan Green Beans:
- 400 g green beans;
- 100 g onion;
- 3 garlic cloves;
- 2 tbsps. olive oil;
- salt and pepper to taste.
How to cook green beans in a pan:
- Wash green beans thoroughly under running water. Trim them. If they are too long, just cut in half.
- Peel onion and garlic. Finely chop vegetables (or you can use press for garlic).
- There are several variations of the order in which the ingredients are added. This one is my favorite. First, I heat up a pan over medium high heat with oil in it. Add chopped onion. Sauté it until golden and tender.
- Add green beans and sauté for 10 minutes (for thick green beans and less if they are thin). Stir them regularly.
- Season with salt, pepper and add pressed garlic to the skillet with green beans. Let them cook for additional 5 minutes.
- Let it sit for several minutes after you remove from the heat. Garnish green beans the way you like before serving!
Green beans are a perfect vegetable! You can have a perfect delicious side dish using one vegetable only. Is it not perfect?! Please share my recipe with your friends, if you liked it! If you have any other ideas on how to make green beans taste delicious, leave them in the comment section below. If you have any recipe on your mind that I should try, please leave your suggestions. As I am always open for experimenting.