Spicy Garlic Green Beans from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
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5 from 3 votes

Spicy Garlic Green Beans

These green beans are so good they basically taste like candy! Doused with garlic, lemon zest, shallots and a decent amount of spice, you'll get anyone to love them!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Green Beans, Green Bean recipe, lemon Green Beans, spicy garlic Green Beans, garlic Green Beans, how to make green beans taste good, best green bean recipe, thanksgiving green beans, moms green beans
Servings: 6 people
Author: Gaby Dalkin


  • 1 pound haricot verts or green beans ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 shallot thinly sliced
  • 1-2 teaspoons red pepper flakes depending on how spicy you like them
  • flaky salt and lemon zest to garnish


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Add the green beans and cook for 3 minutes. Drain the green beans and set aside.
  • In a large heavy bottom skillet, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the shallot, garlic and red pepper flakes and sauté for 2 minutes until the garlic becomes fragrant. Add the green beans and mix everything together, making sure the garlic and shallots are evenly distributed amongst the green beans.
  • Season with salt and the lemon zest and serve immediately.