Garlic Green Beans Recipe

Looking for an easy Garlic Green Beans recipe? Learn how to make Garlic Green Beans using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sailingchef

Makes 4 servings



The abundant parsley here is almost like a second vitamin-rich green vegetable. Almonds contribute a crunchy texture, as well as lots of vitamin E and manganese. From the NYT Recipes for Health.

Recipe Ingredients for Garlic Green Beans

1 1/4 pounds green beans, trimmed
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon finely chopped or grated lemon zest
1 ounce (about 2 tablespoons) toasted almonds, slivered
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Freshly ground pepper to taste

Recipe Directions for Garlic Green Beans

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt generously and add the beans. Cook for five minutes until tender, and transfer to a bowl of ice-cold water. Drain. (Alternatively, steam the beans for five minutes and refresh with cold water).

  2. Mix together the parsley, lemon zest and almonds in a small bowl. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large, heavy nonstick skillet, and add the garlic. As soon as it begins to sizzle and smell good (30 seconds to a minute), stir in the beans. Toss for about a minute until the beans are coated with oil and cooked garlic, then stir in the parsley mixture. Stir for a minute, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer the beans to a platter or serving dish, scrape the almond mixture remaining in the pan over the top and serve.

Categories

Nuts, Vegetables, Side Dish, Mediterranean

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 162.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
148
Calories from Fat
94
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.5g
16%
Saturated Fat
1.2g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
11mg
0%
Potassium
375mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
12.5g
4%
Dietary Fiber
5.9g
24%
Sugars
2.3g
Protein
4.3g
Vitamin A 26% Vitamin C 49%
Calcium 8% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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