Salt-and-Pepper Charred Green Beans

This green bean recipe is a great healthy substitute at any summer BBQ. All you need are some green beans, olive oil and a little salt and pepper.

Salt-and-Pepper Charred Green Beans


  • 2 1/2 lb. green beans trimmed
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Flaked salt
  • Coarsely ground fresh black pepper


  • Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until very hot. Toss green beans, oil, and 3/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a bowl.
  • Add about a quarter of beans to the skillet and cook, without stirring, for 2 minutes, then toss and cook until charred and just tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a platter and repeat with remaining beans. Season with salt and pepper.