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Recipe: Tangy green beans

Serves 10

Medically reviewed on Jun 5, 2018

Dietitian Tip

Green beans are also called string beans or snap beans and are one of the most popular vegetables. They are low in calories, are filling and they taste their best when they are thinner than a pencil.


  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans, fresh, frozen or canned
  • 1/3 cup diced sweet red bell peppers
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons olive oil or canola oil
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder


Cook beans and red peppers in a steamer basket over water until crisp-tender. Whisk together all remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Transfer beans to a serving bowl. Add dressing and stir to coat.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving SizeAbout 2/3 cup
Carbohydrate5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Fiber2 g
Protein1 g
Sodium72 mg
Monounsaturated Fat1.5 g
Saturated Fat0.3 g
Total Fat2 g

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