Mediterranean Green Beans Simply delicious. Freshly cooked green beans in a dressing of olive oil, fresh minced garlic, lemon juice and ground pepper : Serves 4 (1 serving = 1 cup) Share this page Ingredients 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed to 1- to 2-inch pieces ¾ cup water 2 ½ teaspoons olive oil 3 fresh garlic cloves, minced 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper Nutrition Per Serving Calories 71 cal Total Fat 3 g Saturated Fat 0 g Trans Fat 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg Sodium 2 mg Carbohydrates 10 g Protein 2 g Phosphorus 37 mg Potassium 186 mg Dietary Fiber 3.7 g Calcium 55 mg Directions Bring water to a boil in large, nonstick skillet; add beans, cook 3 minutes; then drain and set aside. Heat skillet over medium-high heat and add oil; add garlic and beans; and sauté for 1 minute. Add juice and pepper and sauté 1 minute longer. TIP: Use lemon juice instead of salt to bring out the flavors in food. Contributed by: Michelle Suddath, Dietitian. Originally published in Renal Culinary Gourmet Cookbook.