This recipe was written in partnership with Lynx Grills. All opinions are my own.
“An easy, summer side that’s perfect for a quick dinner on the grill.”
Easy Blistered Green Beans:
If you follow me on Instagram or on Facebook, you probably know how often I cook on the grill. I truly believe grilling is a great way to enjoy the cooking process, make less mess in your kitchen, and cook several different components of a meal at once.
As a veggie fan, and in particular a green bean lover, I wanted to find a quick method of making a great grilled side to go with my steak, chicken, fish, etc. These easy blistered beans take a few minutes tops, go great with a a nice slather of salted butter, sea salt and pepper, and maybe even some charred lemon or fresh dill.
Either way, you have a seriously impressive, 5 minute side dish on your table to share with family and friends! Find the full recipe below and read on for a few tips and tricks!
- Mixing Bowl
This is a super simple dish, so there honestly are not a lot of tricks here to get this right. To get a nice quick char and blister, you want to cook the green beans over direct heat.
Snap the ends off if you prefer (sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t). Toss the green beans in a bowl with a little avocado oil. I like avocado oil because it has a really high smoke point and prevents flare ups on the grill. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
I like to cook right over the flame on the all trident burner on my Lynx grill. I heat the grill to a steady, medium heat and directly place the green beans horizontally on the grates. The nice thing about the lynx is that if one falls through the grates (it happens if I’m in a hurry sometimes), the pull out drawer makes it easy to remove from the grill.Be patient, but work quickly and you won’t have issues with the beans falling through.
The trick is to cook over a high enough heat that the beans only need a few minutes per side. I look for a little char and blister to form on the bottoms and roll them over with tongs. You could also use a grill basket, but you may not get as much of the blister affect.
Remove the beans and place directly into a bowl. Add a little melted butter and dill or lemon juice over the top for serving. If you love an easy grilled side, check out my grilled radish recipe too (for all the low carb fauxtato lovers out there)!
- 1 lb. Green Beans
- Salt & Pepper
- Avocado Oil
- Dill or Lemon (optional)
- In a bowl, season the green beans with a little avocado oil and salt and pepper. Toss and place horizontally over the grill grates, on direct heat set to medium.
- Move the beans with the tongs over the grates as they start to lightly char and blister. Remove and place back in the bowl and add a little butter, fresh dill, and a spritz of lemon juice.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 8mg Sodium: 98mg Carbohydrates: 11g Net Carbohydrates: 7g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 5g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g