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Garlicky green beans are an easy and healthy side dish to make!


  • 10-12oz frozen or 3/4 lb of fresh organic green beans
  • 1 tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 clove of garlic, minced or grated, divded
  • 6oz pkg whole organic crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1-2 tsp dried and crushed or one whole fresh sprig of rosemary, chopped
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the green beans by steaming or defrosting frozen..See note1 below on preparation methods
  2. Add olive oil to a medium or large skillet (depending on how many green beans you are using); heat oil until shimmering but not smoking in the pan.
  3. Add sliced mushrooms and one clove of garlic; saute’ until lightly golden brown.
  4. Add green beans, crushed dried or fresh chopped rosemary leaves, salt and remaining garlic and heat until just warmed through.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Note 1:

For fresh green beans:

If you are using fresh green beans de-string them, wash and gently steam them until they are just turning bright green and plunge them into a bowl of cold water with ice cubes (aka ice water bath) to stop the cooking. Once beans are cool, drain water and set aside.

For frozen green beans:

Gently rinse the beans in cold water to defrost, drain water and set aside.


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