May 29, 2009

String Beans with Garlic and Oil




I was never a fan of string beans until I learned how to cook them properly. Now I love them. The trick is not to overcook them. This is a quick, healthy side dish for all you garlic lovers out there.

String Beans with Garlic and Oil
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 Size: 1 cup Time: 10 minutes Calories: 97 Points: 1.5 ww points
  • 1 lb fresh string beans, washed, ends trimmed
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced thin
  • salt and fresh pepper
Bring a large saucepan filled with 1 inch of water to a boil. Lower a steamer basket filled with the green beans into it, tightly cover the pan, and steam for 4-5 minutes (don't overcook), until the beans are tender crisp. Drain.

In a saute pan heat olive oil. Add garlic and cook until golden. Add string beans, salt and fresh pepper to taste and toss well.

21 comments :

  1. Oooh, these look like they are packed with flavor!

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  2. DEEEEEEEELISH! TRIED an APPROVED! Will be eating the leftovers for lunch ; )

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  3. I love nice, simple veggie dishes!

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  4. yes! this is my favorite way to have string beans! i like them a little bit burnt too. blackened, if you will...

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  5. I made this as one of my sides for Easter and my husband who absolutely ABHORS vegetables had THIRDS! Thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe!

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  6. Yay!! My daughter will eat them this way too!

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  7. Stacey Bean5/28/10, 8:55 PM

    LOVED THEM!!!!! Thank you!

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  8. I made these for dinner last night and my husband and I loved them so much I went to the store so we could have them tonight for dinner!!! Tammy

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  9. That's great Tammy!! This is my favorite way to eat them!

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  10. I made this tonight with frozen green beans and it was awesome! I will definitely be doing this again. Thanks!

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  11. I just made them with frozen beans too! Delish. My non veggie eating husband even ate them! Just seems like a lot of oil for 4 portions.

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  12. KTM - if I was making this with frozen, I would use less oil, but if you try this with fresh, these are spectacular... and you'll need all the oil.

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  13. Why two pans? Drop the beans into the sauteed garlic and oil and cook a few minutes. Same thing, one less pot. And really tasty!

    Patricia
    www.nixonvs.com

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  14. Thanks and Please keep updating your Blog. I will be stopping by every time you do .

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  15. I make these very similar except in one frying pan. I brown garlic in oil and add onions and saute, add beans, cook one minutes until bright green then add chicken broth and cook until tender. It starts to get brown and carmalizes toward the end...oh, so good!!! Your the best Gina!!!

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  16. Add lemon pepper to this and it is like the cherry on top!

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  17. Is the listed points for points plus or the old plan?

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  18. Made these tonight and the whole family liked them. Made exactly as listed.

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  19. These were amazing! The most delicious green beans I have ever had!

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  20. This is a traditional italian side that my Nonna makes with her pasta every time we visit her. Only 1 difference- she has vinegar in hers and it makes the beans juicy and hot!

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    1. Must be an Italian thing to put vinegar in green beans. We do it too!

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