Greek Green Beans Recipe
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Greek Green Beans Recipe

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In an effort to eat healthier, I'm trying to serve more vegetables," relates Kathy Armstrong of Post Falls, Idaho. "So I substituted green beans for the pasta in one of my favorite Greek dishes. It's even better than the original.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 107 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 285 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a microwave-safe dish, combine the beans, oil, garlic and salt. Cover and microwave on high for 5-7 minutes or until tender, stirring twice. Stir in cheese. Serve immediately. Yield: 5 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Greek Green Beans in Light & Tasty June/July 2003, p52

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Reviewed Nov. 21, 2010

"Absolutely delicious and flavorful! I have also added canned mushrooms to it as well. It is wonderful and healthy!"

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