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Quick Garlic Green Beans Recipe

Quick Garlic Green Beans Recipe

Here's a quick-and-easy treatment for fresh green beans that calls for just a handful of ingredients. Everyone who eats them loves them. —Howard Levine of Arleta, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil


  • 1. Place beans and enough water to cover in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Toss beans with garlic, salt and pepper. Drizzle with oil. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 61 calories, 3g fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 298mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 vegetable, 1/2 fat

Reviews for Quick Garlic Green Beans

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Reviewed Mar. 27, 2016

"Yummy! The perfect recipe for fresh green beans!

- Theresa"

Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011

"I really liked these green beans! Very simple to make. I didn't put quite as much salt on them as the recipe called for, and they were still delicious. I wanted to eat the whole pound of them! Will definitely be making these again."

Reviewed Jun. 3, 2011

"The idea of these sounded really yummy, but the olive oil on them to me is gross. Next time I make them Im puting butter in place of the olive oil."

Reviewed Mar. 18, 2011

"I make this recipe all the time. It's the only way I can get my kids to eat green beans! Very good!"

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2010

"I added A table low sodium soy sauce,and A1/2 of red onion that kickthe flavor two noches. fat daddycity."

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"Really great recipe I added a little butter to the olive oil.


Reviewed Oct. 20, 2010

"I make this often and everyone seems to like this recipe. It is very easy, but really adds a lot to green beans."

Reviewed Jul. 25, 2010

"This has been my FAVORITE way to prepare fresh green beans for several years now! The white pepper was such a surprise and I use it in more veggies now because of this recipe!"

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