5-Minute Green Beans

Green beans are a rich source of vitamin K, C, and A, as well as health-promoting carotenoid phytonutrients such as beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin, and one cup contains only 44 calories—great reasons to enjoy this easy-to-prepare recipe as part of your Healthiest Way of Eating.

Prep and Cook Time: 8 minutes

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Chop garlic and let sit for at least 5 minutes to bring out its health promoting properties.
  2. Fill the bottom of a steamer pot with 2 inches of watger.
  3. While steam is building up in steamer, cut ends off green beans.
  4. steam for 7 minutes. A fork should pierce through them easily when they are done.
  5. Transfer to a bowl. For more flavor, toss green beans with the remaiing ingredients while they are sill hot.
Serves 2
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