Sautéed Green Beans

Today I stopped at my favorite farm stand and picked up some fresh green beans. This recipe for sautéed green beans immediately came to mind. A simple seasoning of minced garlic and Creole seasoning lets the garden-fresh flavor of green beans shine through. Sautéed Green Beans is a fast yet simple recipe. Green beans are sautéed in oil with yellow bell pepper and garlic. Creole seasoning, salt and pepper season this delicious vegetable side dish. Green beans have a fair amount of vitamins A and C.

sauteed green
sauteed green
sauteed green

Green Bean History

A long, slender green pod with small seeds inside. The entire pod is edible. It’s also called string bean because of the fibrous string (now bred out of the species) that ran down the pod’s seam. Also called snap bean for the sound the bean makes when broken in half. The wax bean is a pale yellow variety of green bean. Green beans are available year-round, with the peak season of May to October. Choose slender beans that are crisp, bright-colored and free of blemishes. Store beans in the refrigerator, tightly wrapped in a plastic bag for up to 5 days. You can also make this recipe for sautéed green beans using wax beans or a combination of both.



Sautéed Green Beans

A fast and easy recipe that lets the fresh flavor of green beans shine.

  • 2 pounds
    fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1
    yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons
    olive oil
  • 2 cloves
    garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper,
    to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning

Cooking Directions

  1. Cook green beans in boiling water to cover, 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain.
  2. Saute sliced yellow bell pepper in 2 tablespoons hot oil in a large skillet over medium heat 2 minutes or until crisp-tender; add minced garlic and saute 2 minutes more. Add green beans; sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste and Creole seasoning, cook stirring constantly, until vegetables are heated through.

Italian Wedding Soup is a super delicious recipe perfect for lunch, dinner or as a first course. For this recipe we used Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning