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Large platter of grilled greens beans garnished with fresh lemon wedges.
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Grilled Green Beans

Grilled green beans are the perfect side dish for any meal! Tender and crisp with a smoky char and bursting with flavor. You'll be hooked!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 106kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


  • 1 pound fresh green beans trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus more for greasing grates
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Lemon wedges for serving


  • Preheat the outdoor grill to medium-high heat (375°F to 400°F). Coat grill grates with olive oil.
  • Pat the green bean dry with a paper towel and add to a large bowl. Add the olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and gently toss with the marinade. Allow it to marinate while the grill preheats.
  • Place the green beans directly on the grill in a single layer if the grates are close or place on a pan. Grill for 4-5 minutes, then flip over and grill until lightly charred and tender, 2-3 more minutes.
  • Serve immediately with a squeeze of lemon juice, if desired.


Storage: Grilled string beans will last in the fridge for about 4 days.
Pat the green beans dry. After rinsing and trimming the green beans, pat them dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture. This will ensure a nice char and prevent them from steaming on the grill.
Are your grill grates too far apart? Use a grill pan or basket to hold the beans if the grates are too far apart.
Cook in a single layer. To ensure the green beans cook evenly and brown nicely, cook them on the grill in a single layer and avoid overcrowding in any spot.
Squeeze lemon juice over the green beans. Before serving, squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the green beans to add a bright, zesty flavor. This will also help to balance out the richness of the olive oil.


Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 789IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg