Green Beans and Garlic


Makes 6 servings


2 pounds fresh green beans
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Rinse beans, but do not drain or dry. Snap into 2-inch lengths. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Cook garlic 1 to 2 minutes or until aromatic, taking care not to burn. Add soy sauce and wet beans. Cover and steam, lifting lid to stir occasionally. Steam beans until tender-crisp and bright green, adding small amounts of water if needed. Sprinkle with pepper before serving.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories 92
Calories from Fat 41 %
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat <1 g
Carbohydrate 11 g
Fiber 5 g
Protein 3 g
Sodium 93 mg

Dietary Exchange

Vegetable 2
Fat 1

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