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Garlic Green Beans

Garlic Green Beans
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 6

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

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

Steps

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  • 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

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

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

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