Garlicky Green Beans

These simple, garlicky green beans go with pretty much everything!  It has been one of my favorite go-to sides for years so I had to share with you all.  Enjoy!



  • 1 lb bag of Washed, Trimmed, and Ready to cook French Beans
  • 2 tbsp. Ghee (or sub olive oil or butter)
  • 4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced


1. Fill a large bowl with cold water and ice.

2.  Bring a large pot of water to boil. Once boiling salt liberally and add in green beans. Cook 3 – 4 minutes or just until bright green.


3.  Use a slotted spoon to transfer beans to ice bath to stop cooking process. Once cool, remove and pat dry.


4.  Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add 2 tbsp. olive oil (or ghee), when melted and hot, add the green beans. Add the sliced garlic and the crushed red pepper and saute, stirring often, for 5 minutes.  Next add the lemon zest + juice and generous amounts of salt and pepper, to taste.  Saute for 2 more minutes.  Serve and Enjoy!



  • Mila
    July 29, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    The recipe calls for zested and juiced lemon but does not say when to add the juice. Added at the same time as zest? Made the beans and my husband and I loved them. Thanks.
    Enjoying your posts on Instagram and your adorable daughters!

    • Alex
      July 29, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      Sorry for that typo.. you did it perfectly, and I edited the recipe!! Thanks for pointing that out! 🙂

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