One cup of raw green beans contains 34 calories, 2g of sugar, and 15% of the daily recommended amount of fiber. It’s also a rich source of vitamins C and K, and a good source of vitamin A, folate, and manganese.
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories: 185; total fat: 13g; saturated fat: 1g; protein: 6g; carbohydrates: 14g; sugar: 6g; fiber: 6g; cholesterol: 0mg; sodium: 308mg
Recipe and photo by Luci Petlack of Luci’s Morsels.
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Makes 4 servings
- 1½ lbs green beans, trimmed
- 3 Tbsp water
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/3 cup almonds
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
How to make it
In a microwave-safe bowl, cook green beans and water, covered, for 3-5 minutes, depending on desired crunchiness. Drain water.
Meanwhile, in a pan large enough to hold green beans, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add almonds. Sauté 2-3 minutes to coat, and toast almonds. Slowly add green beans. Beware of sizzle from water hitting hot pan. Add salt and pepper. Toss almonds and green beans in olive oil until beans begin to char (2-3 minutes).