In a colander, rinse the green beans well. Drain, but do not pat dry, we will use the water from rinsing to help them steam a little on the grill. Snip off ends if desired, I usually leave them on unless they are very tough. At this time you can leave them whole, or cut into halves or thirds if desired.
Place green beans in a large bowl and sprinkle with olive oil, sea salt, crushed garlic, and black pepper. Shake the bowl a little to distribute.
On pre-heated grill, dump bowl of green beans into the hot grill basket. Add any other food that you are cooking to the grill at this time as well.
Close the lid of the grill and cook green beans for 5 minutes, then toss with tongs, bringing the cooked beans from the bottom up to the top. Close the lid and continue cooking for 3 minutes, and toss again.
Continue tossing the green beans until they slightly soften and become a brighter shiny green.
Remove to a bowl or serving platter slightly before they are done, as they will continue cooking as they cool.
To store, keep covered in the fridge and reheat as desired for 1 week.
Nutrition note: Some of the olive oil will drip out as they cook, but the nutrition facts do not reflect this.
Easy Garlic-Olive Oil Grilled Green Beans
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 44Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Recipe by Cara Comini of Health Home and Happiness. Visit us at healthomeandhappiness.com