Step 1Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the green beans and blanch until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Immediately strain the beans and place in an ice bath to cool. When the beans are cool, drain and set aside.
Step 2Make the garlic salt: In a small bowl, combine the black pepper, onion powder, granulated garlic and salt. This makes a generous tablespoon garlic salt.
Step 3Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat until hot. Add the olive oil, then the chopped garlic, and cook until the garlic is aromatic, about 1 minute. Add the green beans and toss until warmed through. Remove from heat and toss in one-half of the garlic salt. Taste and add additional garlic salt as desired (we added almost all of it). Serve immediately.