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Quick Garlic Green Beans

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.
  • Makes
    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


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

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  • lurky27
    Mar 27, 2016

    Yummy! The perfect recipe for fresh green beans!- Theresa

  • kdhcooks
    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.

  • Cowgirltrouble68
    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.

  • Jwright1350
    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!

  • Beckwku
    Jan 16, 2011

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  • kymmi74
    Jan 6, 2011

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  • fatdaddyciti
    Dec 31, 2010

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

  • lilcharliegirl
    Nov 1, 2010

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

  • nblibrary
    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.

  • nancymcsews
    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!