Green beans on the grill come out tender and flavorful with a smoky char that makes them hard to resist!
They’re the perfect appetizer, healthy snack, or side dish and only take minutes to make on the grill!
Serve them alongside your other grilled favorites, from chicken to steak, to salmon.
The Best Grilled Green Beans!
- Simple and healthy grilled green beans are a tasty side to chicken, fish, or beef. Low-carb, low-calorie, and loaded with wholesome, savory flavor!
- Serve green beans as an appetizer on their own with ranch or tzatziki.
- This time-saving recipe lets you cook the main dish and the side dish on the grill at the same time!
- Grill in batches and serve hot or cold all week long! Top a salad, tuck them into a wrap, or chop them up and add them to a soup or a quiche.
Ingredients and Variations
Green Beans: Garden or farmer’s market fresh is best, but canned or frozen will work in this recipe too. Drain canned green beans and thaw frozen, but be sure both are patted dry before seasoning.
Seasonings: A little oil, garlic powder, and salt and pepper are all you need to bring out the sweet flavor of grilled green beans. Leftover bacon grease instead of olive oil will give them a smoky bacon flavor. Go savory with an Italian flavor, or a spicy taco twist.
Variations: Add some onion slices, mushrooms, zucchini, or even par-cooked baby potatoes with a few splashes of balsamic vinegar that will caramelize over the veggies to make a whole new dish!
How to Trim Fresh Green Beans
Green beans have an edible tip and a tough tip where they grew from the plant. Trim the green beans by lining them up with all the tough ends together and then slice them off with a sharp knife. Easy peasy!
How to Grill Green Beans
These grilled green beans could not be easier to make.
- Preheat grill to 400-425°F.
- Toss green beans with oil and seasonings (as directed in the recipe card below).
- Add seasoned green beans to a grill basket (or foil) and cook until the green beans are lightly charred.
- Garnish the green beans with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, if desired.
Pro Tips and Tricks
- Grill baskets are amazing for keeping veggies or other smaller foods like shrimp or scallops from falling between the grates.
- One of the benefits of foil, however, is once the food is cooked it can be wrapped up in the foil and moved to a cooler part of the grill to keep warm.
- Keep leftover grilled green beans in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat them under the broiler to crisp them up again.
- Freeze leftovers in zippered bags and reheat under the broiler. Add a little parmesan cheese to make them extra crispy again!
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Grilled Green Beans
- Preheat barbecue to medium high heat, about 400-425°F degrees.
- In a large bowl, toss green beans with olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Add beans to a grill basket (or foil) and place on the grill. Cook 7-10 minutes, or until lightly charred and tender crisp, shaking or stirring after 4 minutes.
- Grill pan on the stovetop – Preheat grill pan to medium high. Cook 7-10 minutes, or until lightly charred and tender crisp, shaking or stirring after 4 minutes.
- Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.
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