This super-easy side dish utilizes the bounty of late summer and is the perfect companion to whatever you are grilling - in fact, the stove can be turned on while the meat is resting from the grill. The sweet acidity of the berries balances the entire meal, and the fresh oregano brings out the best of both the berries and the beans. It's a beautiful, unusual side dish that leaves guests, and even finicky family, raving.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fill a saucepan with 1 inch of water, and insert a steamer basket. Place the green beans into the steamer basket, and sprinkle with oregano, celery salt, and onion powder. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Steam for 5 minutes, then remove beans from steamer basket, and place into a large bowl.

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  • Gently fold in the blackberries, allowing the heat from the green beans to pull out their juices. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

44 calories; 0.3 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 53 mg sodium. 10.1 g carbohydrates; 2.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2007
Surprisingly delicious! It's a wonderful blend of the saltiness of the seasonings sweetness of the berry juices and tartness of the whole berries. I will definitely make it again. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/04/2011
My family did not like all of the oregano and the mixture of the blackberries. Also we had to steam longer than recipe called for. Sounded like it could have been a great recipe but we will not be making this again. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2007
Surprisingly delicious! It's a wonderful blend of the saltiness of the seasonings sweetness of the berry juices and tartness of the whole berries. I will definitely make it again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2007
Surprisingly delicious! It's a wonderful blend of the saltiness of the seasonings sweetness of the berry juices and tartness of the whole berries. I will definitely make it again. Thanks! Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2011
These were simple enough to make. This is an interesting combination of flavors. I used wild blackberries. I really ended up eating around the berries which weren't all that sweet. The beans were very tasty though. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/04/2011
My family did not like all of the oregano and the mixture of the blackberries. Also we had to steam longer than recipe called for. Sounded like it could have been a great recipe but we will not be making this again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2010
This was a great twist for fresh green beans. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2020
Wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/21/2015
I wasn't to sure about this but it was really good and so easy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2012
Just made this dish and WOW!! I would never have dreamed of this combo. I only had raspberries which probably made it a little sweeter. I forgot to add the celery powder used just a dash of onion powder and added fresh pressed garlic which I see now isn't even in the recipe and added butter. Regardless of changes it was simply divine! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2012
This was a huge hit - the combination of flavors was unexpected. Read More