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.