FoodLink - Purdue Extension

Quick Green Beans

Recipe adapted from the Produce for Better Health Foundation.

20 min
5 min
Total Time
25 min
Servings: 4


1 pound fresh snap beans
1/3 cup red onion (sliced)
1 clove garlic (crushed)
1/4 cup fat-free vinaigrette salad dressing (or your favorite salad dressing)*
2 tablespoons slivered almonds

*Nutrition analysis is for fat free vinaigrette salad dressing.


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

  2. Meanwhile, wash the beans and snip off the stems.

  3. Cut or snap beans into 2-inch long pieces. 

  4. Add beans to boiling water and boil until they are bright green (about 4-5 minutes). 

  5. Remove beans to serving bowl.

  6. Add onion, crushed garlic, and salad dressing to the serving bowl and mix. 

  7. Top with slivered almonds.