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green beans with cilantro and garlic

Mediterranean Green Beans with Cilantro and Garlic

These Mediterranean inspired green beans are simple to make yet super flavorful, making them the perfect side dish or appetizer with your meal.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 lb green beans fresh or frozen
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • Salt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil


  1. In a skillet, add 2 tbsp olive oil.
  2. Add the green beans to the skillet and coat with the olive oil. Cook on medium heat for around 6-8 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, cilantro, and salt. Mix with the green beans cooking them for another 2 minutes or until desired tenderness has been reached.
  4. Drizzle the last tbsp of olive oil and serve.

Recipe Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container. They are just as flavorful the next couple days!