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Sea Beans with Garlic (Samphire with Garlic)

Sea Beans are a succulent summer vegetable with a crisp texture and salty taste. This quick sauté makes an easy and nutritious side dish.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: World
Keyword: glasswort, pickleweed, salicornia, saltwort, samphire, sea asparagus, sea beans
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 46kcal
Author: TipBuzz


  • 2 cups sea beans also called samphire, sea asparagus, salicornia, pickleweed, saltwort
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • lemon juice optional


  • Please a skillet over medium-high heat. When the pan it hot, add the olive oil, minced garlic and optional red pepper flakes.
  • Sauté for 30 seconds or until fragrant, stirring with a wooden spoon.
  • Add the sea beans to the pan. Stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes until bright green.
  • Remove from the heat and sprinkle droplets of lemon juice on top (optional). Serve immediately.


  • Storage: You can store cooked samphire in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Reheat gently over medium heat for one minute.


Serving: 3.5oz | Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2487mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg