Garlic Green BeansDo you remember the first time you ate and enjoyed green beans? I do. Does that make me weird? I was on a flight home from Paris, and believe it or not, the meal was amazing, and almost Paleo! It was a wonderful chicken, green beans, salad, and of course the infamous dinner roll. I admit, I ate it, all.

I grew up eating one "vegetable". Corn. It wasn't even a vegetable, but it was all I would eat. In our household, we had one spice. Mrs Dash. That was it. Then I married an Italian. My mind was blown! Garlic! Oregano! Basil! Curry! I still hate most plain steamed veggies, I need some spice. So do my kids.

Ever since those first green beans, I have been trying to recreate the flavor. I've come close. This is my favorite iteration so far, but I will keep trying until I figure out exactly how they were seasoned.

Garlic Green Beans
Recipe type: Sides
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4
  • 1 lb green beans
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons basil
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  1. Break or cut green beans into bite size pieces into skillet
  2. Add olive oil, spices, cheese and mix until beans are well coated
  3. Cook on low for 25-30 minutes


Misty Weaver is a bit OCD in the kitchen. As a Mom of 4 she soon realized the kids would never eat if she didn't plan meals between sporting events. She owns three crockpots, two freezers, and more measuring cups than is completely rational. was born out of necessity.