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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell.com, November 2017

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Recipe Summary

active:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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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.

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Nutrition Facts

27 calories; protein 1.4g 3% DV; carbohydrates 6.8g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 4.1g 16% DV; sugars 2.7g; vitamin a iu 273.3IU 6% DV; vitamin c 8.2mg 14% DV; calcium 54.7mg 6% DV; iron 0.5mg 3% DV; potassium 273.3mg 8% DV.