Simple sautéed green beans with shallots and garlic

By Christine Tizzard
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It doesn't get much easier than this! Complete any main dish while using up your leftovers with this delicious sautéed side.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped.
  • 1 lb. green beans, trimmed and chopped into 2-inch pieces if desired
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional add in: crushed chili flakes


  1. Bring a large sauce pot of salted water to a boil and blanch green beans for no more than two minutes, they still need to be tender crisp. Drain and run under cold water until beans are cool to the touch. 
  2. Preheat a large sauté pan over high heat. Add oil and shallots and sauté until softened, about two minutes. Turn down heat to medium and add garlic to soften, about another two minutes, being careful not to burn garlic. You can add chili flakes at this time if using. 
  3. Add green beans and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about another three minutes. Season with salt and pepper. 

Excerpted from Cook More, Waste Less by Christine Tizzard Copyright © 2021 Christine Tizzard. Photography © Reena Newman. Published by Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.

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