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Garlic Green Beans

Kalamata olives and oregano lend a Greek flavor to garden-fresh beans. It's a speedy 20-minute recipe!

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  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
pound green beans
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
2
teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1
teaspoon finely chopped garlic
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup pitted Kalamata olives, cut in half

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Place beans in 1 inch of water in 2-quart sauce-pan. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
  • 2 Heat butter, oregano, garlic and salt in same saucepan over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes. Add beans and olives; toss to coat.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Try ready-to-use chopped garlic to save a few minutes of prep.

If you have both green and yellow beans, use equal amounts of each in this recipe.

Oregano, popular in Mediterranean cooking, has a pungent flavor and smell. This popular "pizza" herb was almost unknown in the United States until soldiers returning from overseas during World War II sang the praises of this herb.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
50
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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