Inspired by a Lebanese pasta dish, we toss steamed green beans with garlicky yogurt for an easy side dish. Try it with roast lamb. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2009

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Place a medium bowl of ice water near the stove. Bring an inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Add green beans, cover and cook until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer the beans to the ice water to cool. Remove from the ice water with a slotted spoon and let drain on a kitchen towel; blot dry with another towel.

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  • If using fresh garlic, mash with salt using the back of a spoon until a paste forms. Whisk the garlic paste (or garlic powder and salt) with yogurt, oil, parsley (if using) and pepper in a large bowl. Add the green beans and toss to coat. Serve cold.

Nutrition Facts

89 calories; 3.9 g total fat; 1 mg cholesterol; 165 mg sodium. 11.4 g carbohydrates; 3.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2013
Good but wrong proportions I loved the yogurt sauce this creates and I use this ratio for all my garlic-yogurt creations. Great for veggie dipping sauce. I should have known this- and I'm sure many of you do- but you should add yogurt to beans gradually to desired consistency. I added it all at once and wow.. way too much. Just be careful. Great recipe! Start slow with the garlic if you don't like very much. Pros: powerful flavor unique Cons: too much sauce for beans Read More
Rating: 2 stars
01/22/2012
My husband didn't like it but I thought it was ok. I think it was the yogurt. It did have a nice garlic flavor though that wasn't over-powering. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Delicious! Served this with spicy curry chicken and it was the perfect balance. Very quick and easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Great recipe! Made this recipe with greek non-fat yogurt and thinned it out with the juice of half of a lemon. The addition of the lemon juice along with the fresh chopped parsley made this taste so fresh and delicious. My husband and I loved this and will make it again! I took the suggestion from another reviewer and served it along with EatingWell's curried chicken and brown basmati rice. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Awsome! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Very good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Outstanding This is an old recipe that is deceptively simple but the taste delivers a great surprise. It isn't necessary to mortar the garlic and salt although that is the correct way to do it. If you crush the garlic and add the salt it will still turn out well (I have mede it both ways.) You might hesitate to use that amount of salt. Don't. It's all about balance and this is as perfect as they come. Enjoy. Pros: Quick Delicious Read More