Bring a medium saucepot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water until the beans are cool. Drain well.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallot and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and tender, about 2 minutes. Add the green beans and garlic and increase the heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the garlic has softened and the beans are heated through, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
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