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Green Beans with Creamy Garlic Dressing

From: EatingWell

Inspired by a Lebanese pasta dish, we toss steamed green beans with garlicky yogurt for an easy side dish. Try it with roast lamb.

Servings: 4 servings, about 3/4 cup each
Prep: 25 mins
Total: 25 mins
Rated : 
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Ingredients
1 pound  green beans, trimmed and cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces
1 small clove  garlic, minced, or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon  kosher salt
1/2 cup  nonfat plain yogurt
1 tablespoon  extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon  chopped fresh parsley, (optional)
  Freshly ground pepper, to taste
Directions
1. Place a medium bowl of ice water near the stove. Bring an inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Add green beans, cover and cook until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer the beans to the ice water to cool. Remove from the ice water with a slotted spoon and let drain on a kitchen towel; blot dry with another towel.
2. If using fresh garlic, mash with salt using the back of a spoon until a paste forms. Whisk the garlic paste (or garlic powder and salt) with yogurt, oil, parsley (if using) and pepper in a large bowl. Add the green beans and toss to coat. Serve cold.
Nutrition Facts
Calories 84, Total Fat 4 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat 3 g, Cholesterol 1 mg, Sodium 158 mg, Carbohydrate 11 g, Fiber 4 g, Protein 3 g, Potassium 165 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin A 20%, Vitamin C 20%. Exchanges: Vegetable 1,Fat 1.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet


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