Garlic Green Beans

  • 1MINS
  • 4MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 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!

  • Christmas
  • Dairy Free
  • Everyday Light

NutritionPer Serving

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

Garlic Green Beans - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

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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.

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!

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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.

Step 2

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?

These work well with SO many dishes! If you’d like some inspo, try the following mains:

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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


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

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  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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See what others have to say

DebMonday 30th May 2022

I make version of these minus the lemon juice with chopped tomatoes and onions. The more garlicky the better.


    SharonTuesday 31st May 2022

    Hi Deb, that sounds delicious, thanks so much for sharing your idea!


LISA MCLAUGHLINTuesday 21st September 2021

Hi, can I use fresh garlic? I don’t like the taste of the granules.

Thanks x


    LisaWednesday 22nd September 2021

    Yes, of course. Just use a couple of crushed cloves, or more if you like it really garlicky. Hope you enjoy the recipe!


DeniseThursday 13th May 2021

Can you use fresh green beans?


    HollyFriday 14th May 2021

    Hey Denise, yes fresh green beans would work fine for this recipe!


Charlotte DuttonMonday 28th December 2020


Has the lemon juice got to be fresh? Is there any alternative, thanks


    LisaMonday 28th December 2020

    Hi Charlotte. You can use bottled or squeezy lemon juice if you prefer. Generally 2 tablespoons is equal to the juice of one whole lemon, but do check the packaging because different brands may vary. Hope this help.


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