I made these green beans with garlic on Thanksgiving and was surprised how many compliments I received on them- because they are so simple. But with vegetables, I think simple and fresh is the best, especially during the holidays in the land of Cream of Mushroom, Mayo and Heavy Cream. So it's nice to have a light, fresh side like these green beans. I was happy they were so well-received. Plus, they're great because the green beans are really the only thing you have to buy- the rest you probably have on hand.
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Don't use canned green beans or over boil them to mush.
Party Size Fresh Green Beans- 2 32 oz. bags
Garlic- 4 cloves, minced
Olive Oil- to taste
Salt & Pepper- to taste
Trim ends of green beans.
Boil each 32 oz. bag 7 minutes in salted water.
Meanwhile, saute garlic in olive oil.
Drain green beans, pat dry.
Toss beans with olive oil, garlic and season with salt and pepper. Can add a little bit of garlic salt if desired.
[easy Thanksgiving sides, fresh vegetable sides, green beans and garlic]