Garlicky Green Beans

If you can find them, use haricots verts, thin and tender green beans. Because this recipe is so simple, coarse freshly ground sea salt and black peppercorns really count.


2 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 54
Caloriesfromfat 35 %
Fat 2.1 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Monofat 0.6 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 2.1 g
Carbohydrate 8.4 g
Fiber 3.8 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Iron 1.2 mg
Sodium 170 mg
Calcium 45 mg


2 cups green beans, trimmed
1 teaspoon butter
Cooking spray
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced


Cook beans in boiling water 2 minutes. Drain and plunge beans into ice water; drain.

Melt butter in a small nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add beans, salt, pepper, and garlic; cook 2 minutes or until heated.