Steaming (but not for too long!) is a foolproof way to get perfect, crisp-tender green beans, every time. This easy recipe is a great starting point for other flavors or preparations, like adding cooked green beans to a salad. Source:, November 2017

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  • 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-crisp, 5 to 7 minutes.


Nutrition Facts

27 calories; 273 mg potassium; 6.8 g carbohydrates; 4.1 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 1.4 g protein; 273 IU vitamin a iu; 8 mg vitamin c; 55 mg calcium;