Mediterranean Green Beans

Simply delicious. Freshly cooked green beans in a dressing of olive oil, fresh minced garlic, lemon juice and ground pepper
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: Serves 4 (1 serving = 1 cup)


  • 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


  1. Bring water to a boil in large, nonstick skillet; add beans, cook 3 minutes; then drain and set aside.
  2. Heat skillet over medium-high heat and add oil; add garlic and beans; and sauté for 1 minute.
  3. 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.