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A delicious twist on stir-fried green beans made with a little garlic, oil, and red wine vinaigrette dressing. Can you say yum!

Smashed Green Beans

Bruce Bradley
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Salads & Sides
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 4 cups fresh green beans or haricot vert cleaned and trimmed (about 12 oz.)
  • 2-3 tablespoons red wine vinaigrette salad dressing
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Warm a 4-quart saucepan or wok over medium heat. Add oil and minced garlic. When the garlic gets aromatic, add the green beans and stir.
  • Cook the green beans for 5-8 minutes or until they've reached your desired doneness. One minute before taking the green beans off the stove, stir in the salad dressing. Keep stirring until the beans are thoroughly coated.
  • Remove green beans from the stove and season to taste with salt and pepper.


We recommend organic ingredients when possible.
If you prefer your green beans to have a more buttery flavor, feel free to substitute half of the oil with butter.
Frozen green beans can be substituted for fresh. Just add the frozen beans to the pan and cook until done. This will usually take about 3-4 minutes longer than fresh green beans.
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