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Easy Garlic Green Beans with Bread Crumbs

I’ll be honest.  While I’m a big vegetable fan, I rarely even think about green beans.  But when I popped by the farmers market this weekend and green beans were freshly picked, I knew this was the perfect week to bring them into our repertoire.  But, rather than just cooking them plain, I decided that a little extra flavor would be preferred.  After seeing what we had available in our home, the garlic green beans with bread crumbs was born.

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– 1 bunch of green beans (we had around 5 cups)

– 1/4 roasted garlic bread crumbs

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– 4 cloves garlic

– 1/2 tablespoon seasoning pepper

– 2 cups water

– salt & pepper to taste

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1) Wash green beans thoroughly and cut off both ends

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2) Mince garlic and put in skillet with olive oil on medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until just starting to brown.  Stir often.

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3) Add 2 cups of water and green beans to skillet.  Spread out evenly and leave for 10 minutes or until bright green.

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4) While green beans are heating up, combine bread crumbs, seasoning pepper, salt, & pepper in a small bowl.

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5) Once green beans are done cooking, drain completely and put in medium bowl.  Pour dry seasonings into bowl slowly to coat green beans evenly.  Top with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese if desired.

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6) Enjoy hot alongside your dish of choice.  We picked chicken off the grill and a bit of rice.  Yummin!

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What’s your favorite vegetable of choice?  Do you have a favorite way to prepare green beans?

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  • Reply Jamie

    Green bean fries are my favorite! I usually spray them with olive oil… season with sea salt and pepper to taste, and broil until crispy. Healthy alternative to french fries but give you the same crunch! Favorite veggie = brussel sprouts 🙂

    July 14, 2015 at 9:57 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Totally with you on brussel sprouts. The addiction started about a year ago, but I don’t see it going anywhere anytime soon. 😉

      July 14, 2015 at 10:54 am
  • Reply Balenciaga & Bubbles

    These looks scrumptious. My husband is obsessed with green beans and would love this recipe!

    July 14, 2015 at 12:07 pm
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Perfect! It definitely added a little kick to a traditional side dish – so tasty!

      July 14, 2015 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply Snapshotsincursive

    Farm fresh green beans are one of summer’s greatest gifts!
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    July 14, 2015 at 12:49 pm
    • Reply semisweettooth

      So tasty – I’m so glad I re-discovered them! 🙂

      July 14, 2015 at 3:47 pm
  • Reply Hunter

    My garden has green beans growing like crazy right now and I have been looking for new ways of preparing them. thanks for the inspiration and love your blog.

    I think you would like mine also please check it out at

    Hunter 🙂

    July 16, 2015 at 2:38 pm
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