Garlic Wasabi Green Beans

Garlic, Wasabi and Sage Green Beans

Ready in 20 minutes.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Green Beans, Wasabi
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
If using regular green beans add cooking time: 6 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3
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  • ½ pound fresh fine French green beans or regular green beans
  • 5 cloves garlic peeled and sliced lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for the green beans
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon ground sage
  • ½ teaspoon wasabi powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil for the skillet


  • Snap or cut the stem ends off of the green beans, rinse them off and add them to a medium size bowl. 
  • The the bowl, add olive oil, granulated garlic, sage, wasabi powder, and salt.
  • Toss the green beans until coated. Set aside. 
  • Heat a large skillet on medium heat. Add the green beans to the skillet. 
  • Drizzle 2 teaspoons of olive oil on top of the green beans. 
  • To the pan, add butter, garlic and stir.   If using regular green beans, let them continue to sauté for 6 more minutes before adding the butter and garlic. 
  • Keep stirring until the garlic starts to turn a light brown or golden color (about 5 minutes) which is about the time when the green beans should be done. 
  • If the garlic is cooking too fast and starting to turn a dark brown color, turn the heat down just a bit. 
  • Some of the thinner green beans should be a little soft while others should be a bit crisp. Try a quick sample and salt to taste. 
  • Serve right away while warm.