A hearty, healthy and delicious dish, this easy yellow beans recipe with garlic is so flavorful and tasty, it will please the palates of your guests at any occasion!
Yellow Beans Recipe
This quick recipe is perfect in summer time and what I love about it is that it can be served both warm or cold. I’m not a big fan of eating hot foods on hot days and these light yellow beans recipe tastes so refreshing when served right out of the refrigerator! It’s also pretty versatile as more ingredients can be added, as well as more herbs and spices if you love spicy food.
I don’t feel like eating heavy when the weather is too much to bear and I also seem to get full easier. So instead of cooking big pots of food I make small dishes. As much as I love cooking and baking, I need quick recipes, I don’t have all the time in the world to spend in the kitchen. Also keeping the stove on for too long drives me crazy these days! This yellow beans salad delivers exactly what I need, ready in about 20 minutes and it’s so flavorful, nutritious and healthy.
Need more side dish ideas?
- Baked Parmesan potato stacks
- Potato chips in garlic, vinegar tomato sauce
- Roasted potatoes & mushrooms
- Couscous & roasted veggie salad
- Egg fried rice
Have you ever thought how to cook yellow beans? It seems that people cook them so many different ways but my favorite is by far this simple yellow beans dish. Although my mom used to cook this recipe very often during my childhood years, I completely forgot about it until one day when I run out of recipe ideas. I went to the market looking for “something” without having any clue on what that “something” was. An old lady practically begged me to buy these and the recipe immediately crossed my mind so I thanked her and told her she’s a blessing, she’s saved me precious time I couldn’t afford to waste on looking for inspiration.
A simple summer recipe, this yellow wax beans recipe is very tasty especially when the yellow beans are freshly picked from the garden. It can also be a delicious side dish for a juicy steak or chicken thighs if you need a more consistent meal. I know my husband would agree!
- 1 lb yellow beans
- 4 garlic cloves (you can add more if you like garlic a lot)
- 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- parsley and dill optional
- Roughly chop beans
- Smash garlic cloves
- Heat the oil and add half the garlic and saute a little
- Add the beans and saute for 2-3 minutes
- Add 1 cup water and cook for 20 minute
- Just before removing from stove, add the rest of the garlic
- Add chopped dill and parsley (optional)