Garlic Green Beans

Kalamata olives and oregano lend a Greek flavor to garden-fresh beans. It's a speedy 10-minute recipe!

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 6
  • 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

Steps

  • 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.
  • 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

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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.

Nutritional information

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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.