Keto Green Beans – Only 4 Ingredients!

Last Updated on June 6, 2021 by Toya

There’s nothing like these simple keto green beans! Made with very simple ingredients and in only 15 minutes, these are only 6.3 net carbs per serving and so good! 

Like, out keto cauliflower mash, this green beans side dish is a must try!

 

Keto Green Beans

These green beans make the perfect, healthy side dish recipe that you can enjoy all year round. Served with some keto stuffed chicken breasts or keto buffalo chicken thighs these make for a delicious full meal for lunch or dinner. 

They’re also great as a quick keto snack and you can also make these are the perfect side dish for your holiday buffet.

Keto green beans FAQs

Can I eat green beans on keto?

Green beans are keto. In every 100 grams of green beans, there are 6.97 grams of carbohydrates which means you can eat snap beans or green beans on keto. 

Net carbs in green beans

According to food central data, there are 6.97g carbs and 2.7g fiber in 100 grams of green beans. This means that there are 4.27 grams of net carbs in every 100 grams of greens beans. 

Tips for making green beans

  • Instead of water, you can use vegetable stock or chicken stock to cook your beans initially. This will add some amazing flavor to this green beans recipe. 
  • If you cannot find fresh green beans, you can also use frozen green beans. Just make sure you thaw and drain the beans before use. 
  • After boiling your beans for the first time, a good tip is to immediately place them in an ice bath to stop them from cooking. This will help you avoid mussy green beans. 

How to prepare green beans for cooking?

Before you start cooking your keto beans, make sure all of your green beans are fresh. This means that none of your snap beans will be wilted or have spots. If you find spotted or wilted beans, then throw these away. 

Once you’ve accessed your beans, then you should wash them thoroughly under running water.

How to trim green beans

Place the green beans on a cutting board. Line them up, then use a sharp knife to cut off both ends. 

From there, you could either cut the beans in half (as I did) if you want to or leave them as they are. Wash the beans again under cold water before cooking. 

Ingredients to make keto friendly green beans

  • 1lb. green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Slivered almonds or any kind of chopped nuts
  • ¼ cup water

How to make keto green beans

To start, gather all your ingredients in one place.

Next, prepare the green beans. Once they’re washed and the ends are trimmed, take a pot of boiling water, and place the beans in there for 2-3 minutes until they’re cooked. 

Next, heat the oil in a cast iron skillet. Once the oil is heated, add garlic and cook until fragrant.

Add the green beans and season to taste with salt and pepper. 

Cook the beans for 30 seconds. Add water and cover the beans with a lid. Cook the beans for 2 minutes. At this point you can also add in some southwest spice blend for some amazing flavors! 

Sprinkle the keto green beans with some chopped nuts and swerve. 

low carb green beans

Other flavor combinations for  keto green beans 

This green beans recipe is very basic yet delicious. However, you can also build on the flavors by adding other ingredients to make this recipe even more special. Here are some ideas below.

Keto green beans with bacon: You can make this recipe with bacon. Cook 1/2 a pound of bacon in a skillet. Cook the beans and garlic in the bacon grease and top the beans with crumbled bacon. Also, you can add some cranberries. 

Keto green beans with butter: For this combination, you can replace the oil with 3 tablespoons of butter and follow the same recipe instructions above for some buttery green beans! 

Spicy green beans: If you want a spicy version, cook the beans with some red paprika flakes. 

Cheesy keto green beans: Now if you want to make this recipe really special just add some cheese to it. To make a cheesy version of green beans, coat the beans with some oil, parmesan, garlic, and seasoning mixture then bake for 10 minutes in the oven. Remove from the oven, top with more parmesan cheese and bake again for 5 minutes. 

You can also drizzle the beans with balsamic vinegar for an extra tang or just drizzle with lemon juice. 

Storing, freezing and reheating low carb green beans

Let the cooked beans cool, then store in an airtight container in your fridge for 3 days.

To freeze cool the beans completely then transfer to a freezer-friendly container. Freeze the beans for up to 6 months. 

To serve, thaw the cooked green beans. Heat some olive oil or butter in a skillet and cook  for 1-2 minutes. Serve warm.

More green beans recipes

Keto green beans casserole

 

Keto Green Beans - Only 4 Ingredients!

Keto Green Beans - Only 4 Ingredients!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

You have to they this basic keto green beans recipe! These green beans make the perfect side dish for keto with only 6.3 net carbs per serving!

Ingredients

  • 1lb. green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Slivered almonds or any kind of chopped nuts
  • ¼ cup water

Instructions

    1. To start, gather all your ingredients in one place.
    2. Next, prepare your green beans, then heat the oil in a cast iron skillet.
    3. Once the oil is heated, add garlic and cook until fragrant.
    4. Add the green beans and season to taste with salt and pepper. 
    5. Cook the beans for 30 seconds. Add water and cover the beans with a lid. Cook the beans for 2 minutes.
    6. Sprinkle the keto green beans with some chopped nuts and swerve. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 142Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1.1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 101mgCarbohydrates: 9.9gNet Carbohydrates: 6.3gFiber: 3.6gSugar: 4gProtein: 3.6g

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