Tender green beans get a delicious kick of flavor from a blend of some our favorite spices!

Tender green beans really come alive with the right amount of spice and seasoning. This dish makes for a great snack or appetizer to share with guests with its medley of delicious flavors. The best part, we think, has to be that you can make it the night before, let it marinate, and serve up something truly unforgettable!

It can be hard to find satisfying appetizers or snack foods when you’re sticking to a modern diet, which is why we’re so excited to share this recipe with you. Please enjoy this tasty and nutritious meal at your next party or dinner with friends, and make sure you let us know what you think! Have friends you think will enjoy this? Click share to get this recipe into their cookbook today!

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INGREDIENTS

1 Tbsp Garlic clove, Minced
1/4 Cup Fresh cilantro, Chopped
1 Pound Green beans, Trimmed and washed
2 1/2 Tbsp Olive oil, Extra virgin
1 1/2 Tbsp Lemon juice
1/2 Tsp Red pepper flakes
Sea salt & pepper, To taste

DIRECTIONS

Green beans in bowl

step #1

Bring a pot of water to a boil and add your green beans. Let them cook until tender (typically around 5 to 10 minutes), but do not overcook. Drain and set aside.
Mixed vegetables and seasoning in bowl

step #2

Combine minced garlic, chopped cilantro, and olive oil in a mixing bowl. This will be your marinade.
Bowl with marinade sauce

step #3

Pour your marinade over the still-hot green beans before tossing them well. Put the beans in the fridge overnight. For the best flavor, you’ll want at least 4 hours of marinating time.
Recipe cooled off in bowl

step #4

Before serving, remove the beans from the fridge and let them sit at room temperature for at least 45 minutes. Add the lemon juice and vinegar, tossing in red pepper flakes at the same time.
Salt and pepper added to recipe

step #5

Season with sea salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe cooked and ready to serve

step #6

Ready to serve!

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Did you know?

Green beans are a great source of a variety of nutrients, including vitamins A, C, K, and B6. They’re also a great way to get more fiber and protein into your diet, a must if you’re vegetarian or vegan. Green beans have pretty high levels of flavonoids, antioxidants commonly found in fruits and vegetables. Flavonoids have anti-thrombotic effects, meaning they’ll help prevent blood clots in arteries and veins. As a result, it’s worth getting more green beans in your diet if you’re worried about cardiovascular disease.

We’re big fans of green beans, as you can see from Janeva’s Asian Green Beans recipe and our Healthy Garlic Shrimp with Green Beans recipe. Our Basil Pesto Chicken recipe puts a delicious Italian spin on this great little veggie! Try these dishes out and let us know what you think!

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