Gingered Green Beans Recipe
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Gingered Green Beans Recipe

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Dress up a common vegetable for a quick and nutritious side. “The fresh ginger in this recipe is a wonderful addition to green beans,” says Valerie Belley of St. Louise, Missouri.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 69 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 0 fat.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Add the beans. Cover and cook for 3 minutes; drain.
  2. In a large skillet, saute the onion, garlic and gingerroot in butter until tender. Add pepper and beans; heat through. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Gingered Green Beans in Cooking for 2 Fall 2008, p26

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bjsilve0 158861
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

"Excellent. I made it with the Apricot Glazed chicken."

mama70 116273
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2009

"This is one green bean receipe my husband went back for seconds for the first time! We both loved it."

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