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pan grilled green beans with marjoram

Pan grilled green beans with marjoram

Don't let the simplicity of this quick to make dish fool you. It's full of flavor even though it has no garlic, is low FODMAP and is low in carbs.
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Course: Brunch, side, Side Dish
Cuisine: dairy free, diabetes friendly, Farm to table, garlic free, Gluten Free, kosher, low carb, low FODMAP, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword: FODMAP friendly, green bean, low carb, Low FODMAP
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 82kcal
Author: Lisa Garcia, MS, RDN, LD


  • Any fry pan can be used, but a cast iron fry pan or skillet this works the best for this recipe.


  • 5 ounces fresh green beans (about 26 beans 4" long)
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil (reserved)
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • salt and pepper to taste (optional)


  • Wash beans, pat dry, and remove tips and tails.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in good sized fry pan on medium heat. When the oil starts to move easily when you move the pan, add beans and gently stir once or twice.
  • Cover beans and cook about 2 minutes. Stir, cover and cook another 2 minutes. Repeat until beans are almost, but not completely, to the softness you desire. Some will get a bit browned as if you were cooking on a grill. If it happens too quickly, reduce the heat.
  • When beans are nearly to the texture you like, add the remaining olive oil and the marjoram. Stir to distribute marjoram among all the beans. Cook uncovered for ~1 minute. Remove from heat and serve.


Serving: 2.5ounces | Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1.5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Fiber: 2.5g