String Beans with Garlic and Oil Recipe

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Javier Published: December 3, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make String Beans with Garlic and Oil

Make a quick healthy snack with steamed string beans tossed in garlic and extra virgin olive oil! It’s an easy-to-make, vegan-friendly, Italian side.

Preparation: 2 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 12 minutes



  • 1lbstring beans,fresh, washed and ends trimmed
  • 2tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 4cloves garlic,sliced thin
  • salt and fresh pepper


  1. Bring a large saucepan filled with 1 inch of water to a boil.

  2. Lower a steamer basket filled with the green beans into it, tightly cover the pan, and steam for 4 to 5 minutes, being careful not to overcook. Cook until beans are tender-crisp, then drain.

  3. In a saute pan, heat olive oil. Add garlic and cook until golden.

  4. Add string beans, salt, and fresh pepper to taste and toss well.

  5. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 100.22kcal
  • Fat: 7.03g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.94g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.85g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.13g
  • Fiber: 3.22g
  • Sugar: 3.73g
  • Protein: 2.30g
  • Sodium: 287.24mg
  • Calcium: 49.26mg
  • Potassium: 256.34mg
  • Iron: 1.30mg
  • Vitamin A: 39.79µg
  • Vitamin C: 14.77mg
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