Dr. Padma Garvey

The plant-based Doctor Mom 

Green Beans  ( can use same technique for cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus, )

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time : 15 minutes

Serves 4


Large bunch of fresh green beans

Three cloves of garlic, crushed

Olive oil


Black pepper

¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


Rinse and cut the hard tips off of green beans.  Place beans in a microwave dish with three tablespoons of water, cover,and microwave for about 7 minutes.

Take a large skillet and add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and heat to medium.  Add garlic and red pepper flakes.  .  Add the beans.  Add ¼ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of black pepper.  Cover with lid.  Periodically stir the beans.  Cook until tender to your taste.  Adjust salt and pepper..