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Garlic Green and Wax Beans Recipe
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Garlic Green and Wax Beans Recipe

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"Even non-garlic lovers like this fresh-tasting salad," shares Marilou Robinson of Portland, Oregon.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans
  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh wax beans
  • 7 garlic cloves, minced, divided
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 76 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 157 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. Place beans and 6 garlic cloves in a steamer basket. Place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water; bring to a boil. Cover and steam for 8-10 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender. Transfer to a large bowl; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, milk and vinegar; let stand for 1 minute. Whisk in the oil, salt, pepper and remaining garlic. Pour over beans and toss. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Just before serving, sprinkle with cheese and parsley. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Garlic Green and Wax Beans in Light & Tasty June/July 2001, p51

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