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.

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

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

Directions:

  1. Bring a large saucepan filled with 1 inch of water to a boil.
  2. 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.
  3. In a saute pan heat olive oil. Add garlic and cook until golden.
  4. Add string beans, salt and fresh pepper to taste and toss well.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 2
  • Points +: 3
  • Calories: 99 calories
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 7mg
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Protein: 2g
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