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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 (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 User ID: 1251896 246148
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2016

"Yummy! The perfect recipe for fresh green beans!

- Theresa"

kdhcooks User ID: 53837 150176
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."

Cowgirltrouble68 User ID: 5915608 129578
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."

Jwright1350 User ID: 5805718 206900
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!"

fatdaddyciti User ID: 5279470 129574
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."

lilcharliegirl User ID: 2407245 206899
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

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


nblibrary User ID: 1703793 150174
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."

nancymcsews User ID: 2221372 129753
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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