Jun 052015

No Fail Friday: Sautéed Green Beans

This recipe was shared by Jeremy, one of the students participating in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day event that was hosted by The Tutorial Center, Inc., back in May. The simple dish was a big hit with all the students and staff, proving once again that tasty food doesn’t have to be complicated.

Skill: Easy
Cost: $$$$
Nutrition: ♥♥♥♥
Skills: Par-boiling, sauté, mincing
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184A0699 Sautéed Green Beans with Garlic


  • 1 pound green beans (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • salt & pepper


NOTE: If you’re using fresh green beans, boil them until they’re half cooked. Then remove them from the heat and “shock” them by running them under cold water. This stops the cooking process.

  1. Put olive oil and garlic into a large frying pan over medium-high heat, saute for about a minute.
  2. Add the green beans and cook until tender.
  3. Salt & pepper to taste.


Very excitable and prone to fits of glee, Christine cooks on a vintage 1950 General Electric double-oven stove, does not have a dishwasher unless you count the husband, and is guilty of posting cat cuteness on the interwebs. She photographs and blogs about food and other joyful topics from her home in Vermont.

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