Green Beans with Herbs and Garlic

Green Beans with Herbs and Garlic


900g fresh green beans

Pinch of salt

1 cup loosely packed flat-leaf parsley leaves

¼ cup loosely packed basil leaves

3 garlic cloves, peeled

cooking spray

1 tablespoon olive oil

Freshly ground pepper


  1. Soak the green beans in cold water for 30 minutes. Drain.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a pinch of salt and the drained green beans. Boil until just tender, about 5 minutes. Drain well.
  3. Finely mince the parsley, basil and garlic. Set aside.
  4. Spray a large non-stick pan with cooking spray. Add the olive oil and place over medium heat. Add the minced herbs and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add the beans and toss until heated through about 3 minutes. Season with salt (if using) and pepper to taste.

Servings: 12

Per serving: 37 calories (27% calories from fat), 2g protein 1g total fat (0.2g saturated fat), 6g carbohydrate, 3g dietary fibre, 0mg cholesterol, 8mg sodium.