Green beans and avocado

Green beans and avocado

Green beans + avocados = life. It's that simple—together they are all that and a bag of kale chips. A fantastic side dish to go with all of your meat and fish faves! One word: Yum!

Green beans and avocado

Green beans + avocados = life. It's that simple—together they are all that and a bag of kale chips. A fantastic side dish to go with all of your meat and fish faves! One word: Yum!
4 servingservings


  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 23 lb 300 g fresh green beans
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 2 ripe avocadoripe avocados
  • 5 5 scallionscallions
  • fresh cilantro (optional)


Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Trim the green beans.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan.
  3. Sauté the beans for 3-4 minutes over medium-high heat until they have turned a nice color. Lower the heat towards the end and add spices. Put aside in a bowl.
  4. Chop the onion finely. Peel the avocado and remove the pit. Mash coarsely with a fork.
  5. Add the onions and avocado to the green beans and mix.
  6. Top with a handful of finely chopped cilantro before serving.


This dish is great with fresh, thin green beans, but you can also use frozen. Just make sure they are properly thawed and drained, or the frying pan will cool down and they will taste boiled, not fried. You can also use yellow beans.

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  1. Michaela
    The combination of green beans and avocado is great! Thank you for the recipe.
    I like green beans very much. I'm avoiding fresh green beans when they are "out of season". Will say: I only eat them when I can get them fresh from the market, not when they are imported and all vitamins got lost on their way to supermarket. An alternative are frozen green beans.
  2. Liz
    This is the best green bean recipe I have ever made. It was delicious. I used six scallions and one super large avacado. It was amazing.
  3. Christine
    I am with Liz WE love this recipe.
    I've used fresh and frozen, one avocado and two, one chive a bunch . .it's always delicious!
  4. Prudence
    I didn't have onions on hand, but crumbled bacon and a spoonful of cream cheese made this to-die-for.
  5. Joan
    We had this with the stuffed chicken breast last evening.

    I had made the BLT chicken salad for lunch and saved the bacon grease.
    I used it to cook the green beans.
    It was to die for!!!

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