Want a simple, but delicious vegetable side to add to your next meal? Try these honey garlic green beans with walnuts. This recipe comes together in about 10 minutes but is sure to be a new table favorite.
I love doing a quick sear with fresh green beans. Instead of braising them for a long time, like these Mediterranean green beans, I quickly cook them in a large skillet over high heat to retain their crunch and bright green color.
If you have never tried green beans with honey before, it might change your entire view on this humble vegetable. It's a very easy and quick way to add a delicious sweet and savory flavor. I like to add it in right at the end of cooking, giving it just enough time to melt and glaze the beans.
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Full ingredient list below.
A great variation of this recipe is to add a splash of soy sauce and red pepper flakes to the honey garlic sauce. You can turn up the heat to make it as spicy as you want it, but the soy sauce adds a nice salty and umami flavor.
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Honey Garlic Green Beans with Walnuts
- 1 lb green beans (trimmed)
- ½ cup honey
- 4 cloves garlic (minced)
- ½ cup walnuts (roughly crushed)
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper (or red pepper flakes)
- 2 tablespoon butter
- Start by preparing the sauce. Add the honey, garlic, walnuts, salt and pepper to a small bowl and stir well. I like to zap it in the microwave for 30 seconds to help the honey loosen up.
- Bring a large skillet or fry pan to high heat and add the butter and green beans. Quickly stir fry the beans until they get a bit charred on the edges and are bright green, about 3-4 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and add in the sauce. Stir until the beans are well coated.
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