There’s Nothing Like Fresh Green Beans!
Fresh green beans taste so much better than frozen ones, although frozen is great in a pinch. Buy them by the handfuls – they’re easy to make and you can add different toppings for additional flavor.
Some additional toppings I like to use are fresh lemon or dried cranberries and chopped pecan nuts (this is a great combo for the holidays). It only takes 20 minutes to lightly saute the green beans in olive oil. Be sure to use low-medium heat to avoid overcooking them.
Green beans are actually legumes, but they are often thought of as a vegetable so I included them in Paleo diet. If you’re following a very strict Paleo diet then you may want to avoid green beans and peas or reduce the serving size. They are Low FODMAP with 1 serving – about 12 green beans.
Green beans pair well with chicken, tri-tip or stir fry meals. Try them with my easy 3 ingredient Pineapple Chicken recipe!
Fresh Green Beans
Fresh just tastes better!
- Prep Time10 min
- Cook Time20 min
- Total Time30 min
- Serving Size8
- 1 pound organic green beans
- 1 tbl organic olive oil
- 1/4 tsp organic basil
- salt/pepper to taste
Rinse green beans in water and cut the ends off.
Place in saute pan with olive oil. Cook on low-medium heat with lid on.
Stir frequently and let cook for 20 minutes.
Add salt/pepper and basil when done. Can also add a squeeze of fresh lemon or additional olive oil.