Garlic Green Beans

  • 1MINS
  • 4MINS
  • 39KCAL

Naturally low in calories and point free on most major diet plans, green beans are a really quick and easy side dish that can go with almost any meal!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories39
  • Carbs4.3g
  • Protein2.3g
  • Fat0.5g
  • Saturates0.1g
  • Sugars3g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

Convenience food isn’t always about high calorie, high fat junk food! From freezer to dinner table in only five minutes (yes, FIVE minutes!), our delicious Garlic Green Beans are the ultimate convenience food. 

Frozen veggies are great: they are frozen as soon as possible after being picked, and so retain all the goodness of fresh. You can also get pre-prepared veg for ease, and practically eliminate waste because you just take out what you want to use and pop the rest back in the freezer for next time.

Packed full of nutrients, this colourful side is a great accompaniment to pretty much any main meal. Try Garlic Green Beans with a roast, alongside a quiche, or even cold mixed into a bean salad. It’s ideal for adding some greens to your dinner, but with plenty of wonderful garlicky flavour: soggy, bland beans are banished forever!

What diets are these Garlic Green Beans suitable for?

Garlic Green Beans can be enjoyed on gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan diets, so it’s great if you’re cooking for lots of dietary requirements! If you’re cooking for people with allergies, be extra careful when checking ingredients and preparing food.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Garlic Green Beans recipe?

  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Garlic Green Beans recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Garlic Green Beans recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Garlic Green Beans recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Garlic Green Beans?

All of the ingredients are super easy to find, and you may already have them in your freezer and cupboard!

How many calories are in these Garlic Green Beans?

There are 39 calories per portion in this Garlic Green Beans recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

These Garlic Green Beans are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Add all the ingredients to a frying pan and mix.

Step 2

Cook over a medium heat for around 4 minutes, until the beans are cooked through but still have a little bite. If the beans are thicker it may take a minute or two more.

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Step 3

Serve with a main of your choice.

Garlic Green Beans - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

What could I serve with these Garlic Green Beans?

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How do you know when these Garlic Green Beans are cooked?

You should cook these Garlic Green Beans until they are cooked through but still firm to bite. This will take around 4 minutes.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you keep Garlic Green Beans in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftover Garlic Green Beans in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. 

Can I freeze Garlic Green Beans?

No, we wouldn’t recommend freezing these to keep the texture firm, but they are so quick you won’t need to!

How do I reheat Garlic Green Beans?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Garlic Green Beans

Naturally low in calories and point free on most major diet plans, green beans are a really quick and easy side dish that can go with almost any meal!
  • Prep Time
    1 MINS
  • Cook Time
    4 MINS
  • KCals 39
  • Carbs 4.3G
  • WW Points:
  • 0 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 400 g frozen green beans
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • salt and pepper to taste

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Check out our oven temperature conversion guide.

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Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a frying pan and mix.
  2. Cook over a medium heat for around 4 minutes, until the beans are cooked through but still have a little bite. If the beans are thicker it may take a minute or two more.
  3. Serve with a main of your choice.

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Recipe notes

Tip: If you want to use fresh green beans, add a splash of water to the pan and cook for a little less time.

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