Chilli Garlic Green Beans

Chilli, garlic green beans

These Chilli Garlic Green Beans are a great healthy alternative to hot chips.

Alright. I get it. Not as tasty as hot chips. But seriously, you can eat these every night and feel good. And that makes them a great alternative. 

If you don’t have fresh chilli, use ½ teaspoons of chilli flakes (or more if you like it hot)!

Double the recipe and make extra veggies for another meal. Keep them in the fridge and then you've got a healthy snack or add them to another dish. It's a simple way to eat more veggies and get fibre to prevent constipation. 

This recipe is from the Keep It Real Program. I developed all the recipes to be really simple but flavourful. 

Healthy recipe

Chilli Garlic Green Beans

  • Prep time 5 minutes

  • Cooking time 5-7 minutes

  • Serves 4 as a side

  • Very easy!


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • brown onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped

  • 1-2 red chilli, chopped

  • 2 tsp of lemon zest

  • 400g (14oz) green beans, ends trimmed

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Toasted sesame seeds


  1. Heat a wok or fry pan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil, onion, garlic, lemon zest and chilli. Cook for 2-3 minutes until onion slightly browned.

  2. Add green beans and cook for another 3-4 minutes, tossing. Season with salt then remove from heat and serve with toasted sesame seeds.

This whole food recipe is from my Keep It Real Program. I developed all the recipes to be really simple but flavourful. Check it out for more inspo :)