Green Beans with Creamy Garlic Dressing

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In this Lebanese-inspired recipe, steamed green beans are tossed with garlicky yogurt for an easy side dish.

 Green Beans with Creamy Garlic Dressing
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

  • 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

Directions
  1. 4 servings, about 3/4 cup each

  2. 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.

  3. 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.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Per serving
Calories
89
Carbohydrates
11g
Fat
4g
Saturated Fat
1g
Monounsaturated Fat
3g
Protein
4g
Cholesterol
1mg
Dietary Fiber
4g
Potassium
244mg
Sodium
165mg
Added Sugars
0g
Exchanges
1 nonstarchy vegetable
1 fat
Carbohydrate Servings
1
Vitamin C (19% daily value)
Vitamin A (16% dv)

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3 replies

ohneclue
ohneclue 2015-04-21 19:29:29 -0500 Report

Two stars for this one. The yogurt, while nonfat, also has lactose (milk sugar) and added sugars in it to the tune of 19 grams! It would be better to use just sour cream and leave out both the yogurt and olive oil and lower the fat AND some added sugar and milk sugar carbs here.

ohneclue
ohneclue 2015-04-21 19:28:43 -0500 Report

The yogurt, while nonfat, also has lactose (milk sugar) and added sugars in it to the tune of 19 grams! It would be better to use just sour cream and leave out both the yogurt and olive oil and lower the fat AND some added sugar and milk sugar carbs here.