A crunchy and delicious approach to the classic green bean!
Trim the ends of the green beans. Mince 1-2 cloves of garlic. Cut 1 wedge of lemon.
Drizzle some olive oil in a large skillet or non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the green beans. Cook for 5 - 10 minutes, tossing every now and then until the green beans are tender but still a bit crisp and have blackened in some areas. If the beans are browning but they are still too firm, reduce the heat to low and continue to cook gently until you reach the desired texture.
Lower the heat, and add the garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute while stirring frequently to cook the garlic.
Remove from the heat and season with salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Serve hot.
Green beans are the third most popular vegetable grown in backyard gardens, after tomatoes and peppers.