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Green Beans with Creamy Garlic Dressing

May/June 2009

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Inspired by a Lebanese pasta dish, we toss steamed green beans with garlicky yogurt for an easy side dish. Try it with roast lamb.



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Green Beans with Creamy Garlic Dressing Recipe

Makes: 4 servings, about 3/4 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced, or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, (optional)
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preparation

  1. 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.
  2. 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

Per serving: 84 calories; 4 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 1 mg cholesterol; 11 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 3 g protein; 4 g fiber; 158 mg sodium; 165 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A & Vitamin C (20% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat



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