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Green Bean Side Dish

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


  • 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


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

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  • dcscake_OH
    Aug 16, 2014

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

  • purrfektangell
    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.

  • prvbswmn
    Mar 25, 2013

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

  • bookhamster
    Jan 28, 2013

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  • skipperstrucking
    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.

  • ucfchik1
    Jan 24, 2011

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  • msmith123
    Dec 30, 2006

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