Spaghetti String Beans
Spaghetti String Beans

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This Recipe

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Serves: 3
  • Start to Finish: under 15 minutes
  • Prep: 8 minutes
  • Cook: 5 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving:
Total Calories: 87kcal (4%)
  • 132mg (6%) Sodium
  • 6g Carbs
  • 2g Fiber
  • 5g (8%) Fat
  • 2g (12%) Saturated Fat
  • 3g Sugars
  • 5g Protein
  • 124mg (12%) Calcium
  • 1mg (5%) Iron
87kcal (4%)132mg (6%)6g2g5g (8%)3g5g2g (12%)
Enjoy this string beans recipe like you would spaghetti, with a little butter and cheese for far fewer calories and carbohydrates. If you don't have a garlic press, mince the cloves of garlic very finely.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound green beans
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed (see Notes)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

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Directions:

Directions

1. Sprinkle about 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt over minced garlic and chop it again, using the salt's grittiness to really break up the pieces. 2. Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Trim ends of beans. Add 2 teaspoons of salt to water, then add string beans. Boil for 4-5 minutes, until beans no longer taste raw but are still firm. Drain. 3. Immediately toss string beans with butter, olive oil, garlic, pepper, and Parmesan. Serve hot or at room temperature.
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