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.
Yield: 4 servings
5 from 1 vote

String Beans with Garlic and Oil

Total Time: 15 mins
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