Syrian Green Beans with Fresh Herbs

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 28, 2023
This how my mom always made green beans. She got the recipe from a neighbor when we lived in Turkey. Make a double batch, as they make an excellent healthy snack straight from the fridge. Add a thinly sliced onion and red bell pepper if you like. You can also make them ahead and add to a salad. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
Syrian Green Beans with Fresh Herbs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons each minced fresh cilantro, parsley and mint


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic; cook for 1 minute. Add green beans, salt and pepper. Cook, covered, until crisp-tender, 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add herbs; cook and stir just until beans are tender, 1-2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 66 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 203mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.