Pan seared green beans are simply prepared, but will add a delicious sparkle as a side dish! This recipe by the Healthy Maven requires just five ingredients and features crispy green beans made tangy by balsamic vinegar and sweetened by fresh pomegranate seeds.

under 15 mins
breakfast lunch dinner

Ingredients for servings

    Green Beans

  • 1 pound green beans ends trimmed if desired

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 large garlic clove minced

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 0.25 cup pomegranate seeds (arils)

  • to taste salt Optiona

  • to taste black pepper Optiona


  • Coat green beans in olive oil. Heat up a large pan on high heat and add a drop of water on the pan. If the drop sizzles and evaporates immediately then add the green beans.

  • Spread green beans out in a single layer and cook for 2 minutes. Flip green beans and cook for 1 minute. Flip and repeat for one more minute. Lower heat to medium and add garlic. Cook green beans and garlic for 5 mins. Add in balsamic vinegar and cook for 1 more minute.

  • Top green beans with pomegranate seeds and salt and pepper, if desired.

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