These Easy Grilled Green Beans are the perfect side dish for your next barbecue! With only 4 ingredients, they’re great for grilling season.
Green Beans On The Grill
These Easy Grilled Green Beans are a fantastic warm weather recipe to make on your charcoal grill. Green beans don’t fit very well on the grates of the grill, but there is a way!
This is one of those easy recipes that uses a vegetable grilling basket. Just like you’d see at a restaurant with french fries, the biggest difference is that this basket gets put on the grill instead of a bucket of oil.
A great way to have some fun with your green bean recipes, using a basket instead of a grill pan or cast iron skillet in the kitchen allows for some smokiness in your grilled vegetables. It’s really only something you can get over the charcoal grill, so definitely one of the more seasonal side dish recipes.
If you are looking for summer brunch recipes or something to make for your holiday meals (think fourth of July), this is a perfect way to use either garden fresh green beans or green beans in the produce section of your grocery store.
With a fresh flavor that the whole family will love, this is one of those healthy vegetarian recipes that you can make any time you bust out the grill. The green beans won’t have grill marks like your other grilled foods, but they will be rich in flavor.
- These grilled green beans are naturally vegetarian, keto, paleo, gluten-free, and Atkins diet-friendly. You can also make this recipe dairy-free by omitting the cheese and using dairy-free butter.
- If you don’t have a grill basket, you can easily turn these into foil pouch green beans. Those instructions are below.
Grilled Green Beans Recipe
How To Make:
4 handfuls fresh green beans
2 Tbsp butter
Lawry’s seasoning salt (to taste)
Black pepper (to taste)
3 Tbsp parmesan cheese (optional)
You will also need:
Place your green beans in a large bowl of ice water or cold water and wash them thoroughly.
Strain the beans in a colander and thoroughly rinse them again.
Carefully cut the ends off the beans.
Line a grill basket with a piece of heavy-duty foil for easy clean-up.
Place the green beans in the grill basket, top with 2 tablespoons of butter. Cut the butter into several pats so that it melts across all of the beans.
Sprinkle with Lawry’s seasoning salt and pepper to taste.
Stir everything together and put them on the grill grates of your outdoor grill for 10 minutes total. You will want it to be heated to medium-high heat (or at least medium heat).
At the 5 minute mark, stir them and add your parmesan cheese.
Take the hot grill basket off the grill (using hot mitts if necessary), use some long tongs to remove your green beans, and serve. Enjoy!
Can I Make My BBQ Green Beans Without The Basket?
Yes! If you don’t have a vegetable basket for your grill, another great option is to create a foil pack. The biggest difference here is that your fresh vegetables will be getting direct heat rather than having a little bit of space from the basket, so this will be more like steamed green beans with some smoky flavor.
Take a large piece of foil and lay your beans in the middle. Add your seasonings and butter, and fold the aluminum foil loosely over the top of the beans, being sure to leave some space above them for air to flow. Seal the sides to create a foil pouch.
Proceed to place your green beans onto the hot grill rack (seam-side up) and add the parmesan cheese at the end. If you want to add some cherry tomatoes or red onion to this grilled vegetable, it is most easily done with the green beans foil packets, so be sure to take that route for the best results.
How Do You Make Green Beans Taste Better?
I know that a lot of people don’t enjoy green beans (you either love green bean casserole or you hate it), but this simple recipe might change your mind! These grilled green beans are excellent just the way they are, but you may enjoy them with a little lemon zest or lemon juice on top as well.
If you prefer more seasoning, add a few fresh garlic cloves, garlic powder, or onion powder to the spices to increase your interest. You can also add some red pepper flakes for some extra kick.
Can I Add Bacon Fat To My Green Beans?
Yes! I’ve been asked this a few times, so I thought I’d answer it here. Some people love bacon and want it included in every meal, so it’s a very simple process.
If you have made some bacon or my Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops, save the bacon grease and pour it over the green beans when you add the butter.
You can also cook a slice of bacon and crumble it onto the green beans when you add the parmesan cheese. This will add some extra flavor and is a delicious way to have your bacon flavor with this perfect summer side dish.
Can I Make This Easy Side Dish A Little Bit Healthier?
Yes! While this ingredient checklist has only four items on it, you can swap out extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil for the butter. There is a richness from the butter that you will enjoy, but if you want only clean, super healthy recipes, this would be the way to do it.
Are You Looking For More Delicious Side Dishes? Here Are Some Of My Favorites:
- Dill Pickle Potato Egg Salad
- Bacon Wrapped Asparagus On The Grill
- Sweet and Spicy Grilled Corn On The Cob
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta
- Southwest Pasta Salad with Chipotle Dressing
- Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Pepperoni Pizza Waffle Fries
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- 4 handfuls fresh green beans
- 2 Tbsp butter
- Lawry’s seasoning salt (to taste)
- Black pepper (to taste)
- 3 Tbsp parmesan cheese (optional)
- Place your green beans in a large bowl of ice water or cold water and wash them thoroughly.
- Strain the beans in a colander and thoroughly rinse them again.
- Carefully cut the ends off the beans.
- Line a grill basket with a piece of heavy-duty foil for easy clean up.
- Place the green beans in the grill basket, top with 2 tablespoons of butter. Cut the butter into several pats so that it melts across all of the beans.
- Sprinkle with Lawry’s seasoning salt and pepper to taste.
- Stir everything together and put them on the grill grates of your outdoor grill for 10 minutes total.
- At the 5 minute mark, stir them and add your parmesan cheese if you choose.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
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Pomeat BBQ Vegetable Grill Basket, Heavy Duty Veggie Grilling Baskets for Outdoor Grilling, Quality Carbon Steel, Non-Stick Grill Basket for Veggies, Kabobs, Seafood, Meats (Large 12x12x3 inch)
Qimh Collapsible Colander Set of 3 Round Silicone Kitchen Strainer Set - 2 pcs 4 Quart and 1 pcs 2 Quart- Perfect for Draining Pasta, Vegetable and fruit (green,blue, purple)
3 Pack Grill Basket Set - Grill Baskets for Outdoor Grill, Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Vegetable Grill Basket, Grilling Basket for Veggie & Kabob, 5-Star Grilling Accessories for All Grills & Smokers
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 57Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 141mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietitian. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.