Green Beans with Cranberries

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Green Beans with Cranberries - Super flavorful and easy side dish. Family approved! @natashaskitchen
These green beans are so flavorful, quick and simple to prepare. The dried cranberries really dress the beans up, giving them that special occasion quality. You can also use the petit (skinny green beans), but they will cook slightly faster.
Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $5-$6
Servings: 6 -8 servings as a side


  • 2 lbs green beans trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice or 1 Tbsp vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large or 4 small garlic cloves minced
  • 1/3 cup craisins dried cranberries
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • Garlic salt to taste


  1. Fill a large soup pot 2/3 with water and bring to a rapid boil. Add 1 Tbsp salt, 1 Tbsp lemon juice (or vinegar), and 2 lbs trimmed green beans. Partially cover and boil 6-7 min or until crisp-tender, drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
  2. In a large heavy-bottomed skillet, over medium heat, add 4 Tbsp olive oil, minced garlic and 1/3 cup dried cranberries. Saute 2 min or until garlic is golden and fragrant.
  3. Stir in the green beans and drizzle with 1 Tbsp soy sauce and add garlic salt to taste.