Side Dish

Spicy Garlic Green Beans

These Spicy Garlic Green Beans are the perfect addition to any meal! They come together in less than 10 minutes and are filled with sweet and spicy flavor and a kick of garlic. These green beans are for sure to be a crowd pleaser!

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a serving dish with green beans that are sautéed in coconut aminos and topped with sliced almonds.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Spicy Garlic Green Beans are the perfect additional to any meal.
  • They are quick and easy to make and come together in just under 10 minutes.
  • Are filled with sweet and spicy flavor with a kick of garlic.
  • Only 5 simple ingredients and secretly healthy.
  • This recipe is vegan, plant-based, dairy free, gluten free, and grain free.
  • As written this recipe called for coconut aminos which adds a lovely subtly sweet flavor.
  • Great for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any holiday gathering.
  • Bring them to a potluck!
  • Will turn any green bean hater into a green bean lover!
  • Great for busy weeknight dinners.
  • These green beans save well, making them great for leftovers the next day.
  • Check out my Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts for another great recipe!

Ingredients And Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Spicy Garlic Green Beans. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

Use trimmed and pre-cleaned green beans to make life a little easier!

I personally love using coconut aminos as it adds a subtly sweet flavor, however soy sauce will work great as well!

Freshly minced garlic is going to add a ton of flavor. You may also use garlic from the jar if needed.

Chili flakes add a nice subtle kick without being too overpowering.

Sliced almonds make for a great addition as they provide a yummy crunch and different texture.

all the ingredients that you need to make these green beans in individual bowls.

How To Make

ONE: Heat 1 Tbsp of oil or butter to a large skillet and add in the trimmed and cleaned green beans. Allow to sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

green beans and garlic added to a skillet.

TWO: Next, add in the minced garlic and coconut aminos, mix well and let simmer for an additional 3-5 minutes or until the green beans become soft and tender.

the green beans after cooking for 10 minutes, with coconut aminos, chili flakes and diced almonds added to the skillet.

THREE: Sprinkle in the chili flakes and sliced almonds, and mix once more. Green beans should be soft, tender, and charred. Remove from heat and add to serving plate. Top with more sliced almonds and enjoy!

the final dish of these spicy garlic green beans on a serving dish that are topped with sliced almonds and served with a gold and black serving spoon.

Tips And Tricks

Use pre trimmed and pre cleaned green beans to make life easier. If you can’t find any, then you will need to trim + wash the green beans before cooking them.

Serve with sliced almonds for a yummy texture and a bit of crunch.

How To Serve And Store

Serve these Spice Garlic Green Beans warm as an appetizer, or with an entree for a complete meal. Serve with sliced almonds on top, or feel free to add on a touch of parmesan cheese.

Store cooked and cooled green beans in an airtight container and place in the fridge. Enjoy within 3 days. Add them to a skillet, air fryer or microwave to reheat.

Taste And Texture

These green beans are the perfect balance between sweet and savory. They have a sweet flavor from the coconut aminos, but then a nice spicy kick without being too overpowering from the chili flakes.

The texture is soft, tender but crispy and crunchy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use soy sauce instead of coconut aminos?

Yes totally!

Are there any other toppings I could add on?

Yes! A touch of honey or hot honey would taste amazing, or a sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan cheese.

Can I make these ahead of time?

You can, but since they only take about 10 minutes I would recommend making them closer to when you are ready to enjoy and fresh always tastes the best!

Other Recipes You May Like

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Spicy Garlic Green Beans

These Spicy Garlic Green Beans are the perfect addition to any meal! They come together in less than 10 minutes and are filled with sweet and spicy flavor and a kick of garlic. These green beans are for sure to be a crowd pleaser!
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PREP TIME:
2 minutes
COOK TIME:
10 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
12 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 16oz green beans, trimmed and cleaned
  • 2 tbsp coconut amino acids
  • 4 cloves of fresh garlic, minced 
  • 1/2-1 tsp chili flakes 
  • 1/4 cup of sliced almonds

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

4-6 servings

Directions

  1. Heat 1 Tbsp of oil or butter to a large skillet and add in the trimmed and cleaned green beans. Allow to sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  2. Next, add in the minced garlic and coconut aminos, mix well and let simmer for an additional 3-5 minutes or until the green beans become soft and tender. 
  3. Sprinkle in the chili flakes and sliced almonds, and mix once more. Green beans should be soft, tender, and charred. 
  4. Remove from heat and add to serving plate. 
  5. Top with more sliced almonds and enjoy! 

Notes

  • Use pre trimmed and pre cleaned green beans to make life easier. If you can't find any, then you will need to trim + wash the green beans before cooking them.
  • Serve with sliced almonds for a yummy texture and a bit of crunch.

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