Green Bean Side Dish Recipe
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Green Bean Side Dish Recipe

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Garlic infuses a delicate flavor in these extremely fresh and versatile beans that would be a great side dish for any entrée at all.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 94 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 301mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 vegetable, 1 fat


  1. In a large saucepan, bring the beans, garlic and water to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Drain. Stir in the oil, oregano, salt and pepper. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Green Bean Side Dish in Simple & Delicious January/February 2007, p8

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Reviewed Aug. 16, 2014

"I left out the garlic, and took sliced onions and carmelized them and added it to it. My husband loved it."

Reviewed May. 23, 2013

"In my opinion I thought this recipe was great. I happend to like the taste of oregano so yes I would make it again."

Reviewed Mar. 25, 2013

"For boiled, they are not bad. Might roast or share with same ingredients next time."

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2012

"One word - Yuck! Oregano does not go with green beans. flavor is strange. (Not good). I usually give suggestions on how to fix a recipe, but I can't help this one."

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