Green Beans with Cilantro

Green Beans with Cilantro

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

When shopping for green beans, select ones that are bright green with no bruises, bulges or brown spots.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 6 ounces fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro


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  1. Place a steamer basket in a large saucepan with a tight-fitting lid. Add water to just below the basket. Bring water to boiling over medium-high heat. Place beans in steamer basket. Cover; steam for 8 to 10 minutes or until beans are crisp- tender.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 15 seconds, stirring constantly. Add beans, salt and pepper. Cook for 3 minutes, tossing occasionally. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ¾ cup
  • Per serving: 50 calories; 2 g fat(0 g sat); 3 g fiber; 7 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 36 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 728 IU vitamin A; 16 mg vitamin C; 40 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 152 mg sodium; 196 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (27% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1½ vegetable, ½ fat

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