These quick steamed green beans are a family favorite! We love them, the kids love them, they’re just so easy and the best. You can whip them quickly to have an easy side dish for any meal. I feel like steamed food gets a bad rep, but honestly I love steamed veggies. The trick is to make sure you add plenty of good olive oil or butter and lots of seasoning. It makes all the difference and brings out the flavor of the veggie in the best way!
What you need to make quick steamed green beans + substitutions:
- Haricot verts- I used the organic haricots verts from Trader Joes and love them! You can use any form of green bean that you love!
- Olive oil- We used olive oil for these quick steamed green beans, because we love it and it has so many amazing benefits. You could also use avocado oil if you prefer but both work just fine! Butter is also delicious and we use that sometimes too.
- Garlic powder- We used dried garlic powder but fresh minced garlic would always be a nice touch as well! Either will work just fine. I also love using the frozen already minced garlic (the brand is Dorot. I’ve found it at Trader Joe’s and it’s so convenient. You just thaw and use! Perfect for these green beans.
- Sea salt & pepper- Salt and pepper are essential seasonings for this recipe. There really is no substitute. Our favorite sea salt is hands down Redmond Sea Salt! I’ve been using them for years and finally a discount code! You can use the code daddioskitchen for 15% off on their website!
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Alright, let’s get to making the recipe! Enjoy!
Quick Steamed Green Beans
- 12 oz green beans I used organic haricot verts from Trader Joe's
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- Trim your green beans if they aren't already. Steam however you do! We use a steamer basket!
- Once they're steamed to your desired texture, pour them in a bowl with olive oil, sea salt, garlic powder, and black pepper.
- Mix well, serve, and enjoy! We love to pair ours with our garlic rosemary pork tenderloin!