Alubias Verdes con Ajo: Spanish Green Beans

Alubias Verdes con Ajo: Spanish Green Beans

Make delicious green beans and garlic, alubias verdes con ajo, a classic Spanish side dish.
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  • Serves: 5 persons



  1. Step 1

    Thoroughly clean the green beans.
  2. Step 2

    Snap the ends off of the green beans and then snap the beans in half.
  3. Step 3

    Set up a steamer.
  4. Step 4

    Steam the green beans until cooked, but still crisp.
  5. Step 5

    Mince the garlic.
  6. Step 6

    Pour olive oil into a heavy-bottom frying pan and heat it up to medium heat. Add minced garlic and briefly sauté for 3 to 4 minutes until the garlic flavors the oil. Next, add the green beans and toss them in the frying pan to coat with the olive oil and garlic. Keep them on the heat for about the same amount of time, so they are cooked but still crisp.
  7. Step 7

    Remove the green beans from the heat.
  8. Step 8

    Lightly salt to taste and serve.