Simple Green Beans

5 15 256
Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
5 min 10 min 2
Simple Green Beans
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3 cup Green/yellow string beans, raw (both ends trimmed)
1/4 cup Water, filtered
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1/4 cup Slivered almonds (optional)


1. Put the water and beans in a saute pan over medium heat and cover. cook for 5 minutes.

2. Uncover and add olive oil, garlic and optional almonds and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes.



The beans can be blanched ahead.

Just throw them in an ice bath once they are initially steamed, but before you cook with garlic.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 256
Calories from fat 186
Calories from saturated fat 22.3
Total Fat 20.6 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 14.2 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 14.1 mg
Potassium 444 mg
Total Carbohydrate 14.5 g
Dietary Fiber 5.9 g
Sugars 6.0 g
Protein 6.0 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat Alternative 0.4
Vegetables 2.8

Energy sources