Never Fail Garlicky Green Bean Salad
Recipe type: Side Dish, Vegetables, Salad
Cuisine: Healthy, Keto, Paleo
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Serves: 4 - 6 servings
Once you try this simple salad, you are going to SEEK OUT green beans every chance you can to make it over and over again! Enjoy it at its most basic deliciousness, or add any combination of the optional ingredients to give it a flavor/texture boost.
  • 1 lb/475 g green beans
  • 2 - 3 cloves fresh garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons neutral-flavored oil - MCT for Ketogenic optimization, olive oil, avocado oil, et cetera
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Optional: crispy bacon bits, crumbled cotija cheese, toasted almonds
  1. Bring 2 quarts/~1.9 liters of water to the boil with a pinch of salt added.
  2. Trim the ends off of the beans and snap into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Transfer to the boiling water and cook for 1 minute and 30 seconds.
  4. Immediately strain and shock in an ice bath of 50% cold water and 50% ice.
  5. By the time the ice melts, the beans will be ready to drain. Drain thoroughly so that they are almost dry.
  6. Finely mince 2 - 3 cloves of garlic, to your taste.
  7. Transfer the beans to a mixing bowl and add the garlic, oil, and salt & pepper. Toss and season additionally to taste.
  8. Top with any or all of the optional ingredients if desired and enjoy!
Recipe by Chef Nicole Poirier at