Here's a quick-and-easy treatment for fresh green beans that calls for just a handful of ingredients. Everyone who eats them loves them. --Howard Levine of Arleta, California

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Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place beans and enough water to cover in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Toss beans with garlic, salt and pepper. Drizzle with oil. Serve immediately.

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Tips

Nutritional Analysis: 3/4 cup equals 61 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 298 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Nutrition Facts

58 calories; protein 2.1g; carbohydrates 8.4g; fat 2.5g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 250.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (65)

Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2010
I sauteed the garlic and a little chopped onion in the olive oil before tossing it with the steamed green beans and spices. That's a must. These were absolutely delicious. This is my new favorite green bean recipe......and it's so simple! Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2009
Great side dish! I used steam in the bag green beans, black pepper vs. white, added a little butter along with the olive oil and used a lot more garlic. I sometimes put a bit of parmesan cheese depending what we're having as the main dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2009
I have to say, this is my family's favorite way to have beans fresh-picked from the garden!! The kids love them, as do my wife and I. Our version steams the beans separately while I slowly warm light olive oil with about 4 cloves chopped garlic, salt and pepper to "infuse" the oil. When the beans are hot, but still crisp, I toss them in the pan with the oil and serve immediately. YUM! Best beans ever!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2008
A friend (Karyn) gave me this recipe a few years ago and I've been making it since. I definitely add more garlic. I also warm the olive oil and garlic in a pan before tossing the green beans into it to warm a little longer. It's so delicious! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2011
My good old stand-by way of preparing green beans - or most any vegetable for that matter. I often add bacon, as I did tonight. Be careful of the cooking time - it should take a mere 5 minutes, tops. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2009
I've been using this recipe for over a year now and it is a HUGE hit with my family! Even my picky eater loves her garlic green beans! However, I do a few things differently. I use 2T. Smart Balance butter in place of the olive oil; I add 3T. minced garlic and let it brown slightly; I do not use any water, (unless I have fresh green beans) I let my frozen green beans cook down and the moisture from them is plenty. I then add salt and pepper while I'm sauteeing them. I also carmalize them, like you would onions. Very yummy recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2010
Quite good. An easy change from boring old plain green beans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2010
Served these for Father's Day dinner and they were great! After I cooke dthe beans in water on the stove and tossed with the garlic, evoo and salt, I placed them on a piece of aluminum foil on the grill and browned the garlic and beans a bit. They were all gone! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2009
Great recipe! I added more garlic and heated it in a pan with the olive oil. I also steamed my fresh green beans before quick frying them in the garlic and oil. Tasted delicious and went really well with the Filet Steaks and grilled mushrooms. Read More
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