Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

Green Beans with Tomato and Garlic


Green beans sautéed with fresh garlic and tomatoes in a light broth make the perfect accompaniment to any meal.

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Do you love green beans as much as I do? I can remember a time not too long ago where I wasn’t such a huge fan, but thankfully tastes change as you mature. I generally steam the beans; then sauté in a little chicken broth, butter, salt and pepper, but I recently had tried Olive Garden’s Green Beans with Tomato and Garlic and fell in love.

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These green beans are really quite easy to make and took hardly any time at all. Start with fresh green beans versus frozen or canned for a crisper bean. I used Haricot Verts; which are French green beans and are slightly thinner; then steam or blanch them for 1-2 minutes before draining and cooling them under cold water.

I like Haricot Verts better than regular green beans as you don’t have to trim the ends which saves a few extra needed minutes when preparing dinner on a busy weeknight.  Next, sauté the green beans in a little extra virgin olive oil, garlic and fresh plum tomatoes. That’s it! Just a few simple ingredients and you have a new vegetable your family will devour…trust me! ~Enjoy!

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Green Beans with Tomato & Garlic
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Green beans sautéed with fresh tomato and garlic in a light broth are delicious and make the perfect accompaniment to any weeknight meal.

Course: Vegetables
Servings: 4
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
  • 1 lb . Fresh Haricot Verts
  • 1 tbsp . Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, chopped or thinly sliced
  • 1 c . Plum Tomatoes, diced
  • Kosher Salt, to taste
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper, to taste
  1. Steam the green beans or blanch them in a pot of boiling water for 1-2 minutes until they are bright green and firm. Drain and run under cold water.
  2. Heat oil in a saute pan over medium heat and add garlic. Cook for 1 minute; then add green beans and tomatoes.
  3. Cook for another 1-2 minutes until beans are tender but firm; then season with salt and pepper.

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  1. Michelle T.
    June 4, 2015 at 3:24 am - Reply

    My family and I love green beans, but I am limited to only 3 recipes as of now, and looking for more recipes to shake it up a bit at the dinner table. I am definitely going to try this recipe out and serve it along with baked chicken and mashed potatoes.

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