Green beans with garlic and dill are an easy and flavorful side dish. Just a couple of ingredients make these green beans shine!
Sometimes it’s nice to jazz up your usual side dishes to make them a bit more flavorful. Green beans are tasty on their own, but when you add dill and garlic, they become a delicious side that everyone looks forward to.
This recipe works well with frozen green beans or fresh green beans. If it’s summer, we like to use fresh green beans. If the beans are fresh, you can also roast them – just put green beans, olive oil, and garlic on a baking sheet and roast at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes. Once they are done, add the dill, salt, and pepper.
Adjust the garlic to your taste. If you don’t want to use garlic, you could try adding some finely minced shallots, those would also be a great choice.
These beans are buttery, garlicky, and dilly. We love them alongside salmon or chicken breasts. I’ve also eaten a bowl of them for lunch, and they’d be yummy on top of some quinoa or brown rice, too.
These green beans with garlic and dill are:
- an easy side dish
- allergy friendly and gluten free
- perfect for a Sunday dinner
Green Beans with Garlic and Dill.
- 12 ounces frozen cut green beans or about 3 cups fresh green beans
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 3 Tablespoons vegan buttery spread
- 2 teaspoons dried dill
- salt and pepper to taste
In a medium pan, sautee the minced garlic in the olive oil or vegan buttery spread over medium low heat for 2-3 minutes. Don't let it brown or burn.
Place the green beans in a colander and rinse under cool water to partially thaw them. Drain fully and add to the pan.
Raise the heat to medium to cook the beans.
Add the dill, then salt and pepper to taste. Stir and continue to cook until beans are tender but still bright green.
This is a staple in our house! I make it all the time, it is simple and delicious.
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely
Oh, I would use so much garlic. I love garlic and dill together. This would go great with salmon!
Yes, it would be great with salmon! I love garlic, too, can’t have too much in my opinion!
Hey Kelly, YOU ROCK! Just let me get that out of the way first ;-) I also LOVE garlic! I’m with You… never too much! I’m under the impression that having it close to raw is best so I get everything else mostly done and then throw in the garlic to cook just a bit at the end. What are Your thoughts? Thank You for all Your hard work to care for Your family and share the overflow with us. Green beans are one of my all time fav veggies and I usually have some turkey bacon, tons of onions and garlic for my regular so I’m looking forward to trying the dill. ;-)
Aw, thanks, Becky, you are too kind! I love bacon in green beans! That’s a great way to prepare them.
About the garlic – yes, if you are trying to get the antibacterial/antiviral effects, then, yes, raw is best. I like to make salad dressing with garlic, that’s a good way to eat it raw without it tasting too strong!
I love a LOT of garlic in my green beans so these sound perfect for me! Love your addition of dill too. :) Yum!
I love garlic! More is better, in my opinion!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
I love this creative twist on green beans, Kelly! I usually just throw on some salt and pepper, so I love that you added garlic and dill. Pinning for next time!
Thanks for pinning, Gayle!
Kristen @ Joyfully Thriving
Normally, I saute green beans with a bit of butter and onion, at my husband’s request. I’ll have to try garlic and dill sometime!
Can’t go wrong with butter and onion! :)