String Beans with Garlic and Oil

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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.

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.

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.
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String Beans with Garlic and Oil

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99 Cals 2 Protein 9 Carbs 7 Fats
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: Italian
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.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh string beans, washed, ends trimmed
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced thin
  • salt and fresh pepper

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 of recipe, Calories: 99kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 7g, Sodium: 7mg, Fiber: 4g
Blue Smart Points: 2
Green Smart Points: 2
Purple Smart Points: 2
Points +: 3
Keywords: Gluten Free, Keto Recipes, Kid Friendly, low carb, Under 30 Minutes, Vegetarian Meals

 

 

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26 comments

  1. When you click on the Sun, 4/10 braised brisket a string bean recipe is posted vs the brisket. 

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  4. 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!

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

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

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

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

  9. 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!!!

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

  11. 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

  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.

  13. 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.

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

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

  16. 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

  17. LOVED THEM!!!!! Thank you!

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

  19. 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!

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

  21. I love nice, simple veggie dishes!

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

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