Tender Garlic Green Beans Recipe
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Tender Garlic Green Beans Recipe

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Margaret Wagner Allen dresses up garden-fresh green beans in minutes, thanks to this easy microwave recipe. "The tender beans are delicious served with baked ham or grilled salmon," she writes from Abingdon, Virginia.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 66 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 vegetable, 1/2 fat


  1. Place beans, water and garlic in a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Garlic Green Beans in Light & Tasty June/July 2002, p11

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Reviewed Aug. 23, 2014

"Quick and delicious. Will cook for about 3 min in an 1100 micro. Use cilantrillo instead of parsley and EVOO instead of butter"

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

"Great side dish. Simple and fast to make. Will be making this as a side often in the future."

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2012

"Quick and tasty... Used a bag of frozen sugar snap peas and just cooked them according to the package directions, and then tossed them with the other ingredients."

Reviewed Mar. 6, 2009

"Isn't there a step left out in this recipe?"

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