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Ginger and garlic green beans

Need a delicious side but don’t have a lot of time? This three-step green bean dish is here to save the day. Use the salt for the water but it won’t need to touch the dish. Superfoods, garlic and ginger, add a lot of flavors while also being great sources of magnesium, vitamins, calcium and selenium.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 pounds whole green beans
  • 6 tbs extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Ice water

What you’ll do:

  1. Boil the beans in a large pot of salted water. Cool for about 4 minutes, until crisp-tender. Drain and transfer the beans to a bowl of ice water to cool. Drain and pat dry.
  2. While the beans are boiling, heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Thinly slice the garlic and cook over moderate heat for about 30 seconds. Add the ginger and red pepper, stir.
  3. Add the beans to the spice-oil mixture. Stir-fry until the beans are tender for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Serve and enjoy!
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