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These Sauteed Green Beans with Black Olives are a great way to fancy up regular ol’ green beans. Put together quickly and they taste great!

Sauteed Green Beans with Black Olives on a white plate
Sauteed Green Beans with Black Olives

It’s spring and green beans are just about everywhere around here. I love the simplicity of green beans.  I also love their versatility.  They can be added to pretty much anything you like and make for a great side dish all on their own.  Here in this dish, I sautéed them with black olives and spring onions. The black olives give a very distinct flavour to the dish that you just got to try!

This is just another example of how great food doesn’t have to be complex or difficult.  It goes great with  Pan Fried Perch with Green Sauce.  That was how we served it today.

And if you like these, you might want to take a look at the Parmesan Topped Green Beans. A great alternative as well.

Hope you like the recipe and you get a chance to give it a try. Let me know if you make it, I’d love to hear from you.

Happy cooking friends!

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Sauteed Green Beans with Black Olives

The black olives give these green beans a very distinct flavour to the dish that you just got to try!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: green beans, Vegetables, vegeterian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 55kcal
Author: Julia Pinney


  • 1 large bunch fresh green beans trimmed and cleaned
  • 1/4 cup black olives pitted and sliced
  • 1 large spring onion finely slices cross ways
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • Sea salt to taste


  • Blanch the beans and then steam for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Heat a large skillet and add olive oil, garlic and spring onion. Cook for about 5 minutes or until browned an slightly softened. Add the beans and reduce heat to medium. Cook for about 7-8 minutes or until the beans have reached a tenderness that you like. Add black olives and give a quick stir. Remove from heat and serve. Simple and delicious!

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Nutrition Facts
Sauteed Green Beans with Black Olives
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 55 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 134mg6%
Potassium 70mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 268IU5%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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By on May 22nd, 2015
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