Admittedly, when I’m indulging in Chinese takeout, the last thing I think about ordering is vegetables. The exception to this train of thought is Chinese-style Garlic Green Beans. The flavor is out of this world – who knew a green bean could taste so incredible!?

Every time we order these, my kids tackle them with so much enthusiasm, that I decided this is a dish I need to try at home. My version is a lot less oily, therefore, lower in Smart Points than the restaurant version. And they are super easy to make, so it’s great having this recipe to rely on for a quick and reliable verge recipe that I know my kids will eat.

Each serving is just 1 Point, so this is absolutely guilt free!

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chinese garlic green beans
Chinese Garlic Green Beans
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Quick and delicious Chinese garlic green beans are always a family favorite! Just as good as the restaurant version, but with less Weight Watchers Points.
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 87 kcal
  • 1 lb green beans (washed and trimmed)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 6-8 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • Salt to taste
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add in green beans, and cook for about 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil a large skillet over medium high heat. Add in green beans and garlic, and saute until beans are a bit char-marked and garlic is browned.
  3. Stir in soy sauce and toasted sesame oil and cook until heated through, about 1-2 more minutes. Season with additional salt as desired.
Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 4 servings

Serving size is about 1 cup

Each serving = 1 Point*

*based only on ingredients that have an SP Freestyle value

Nutrition Facts
Chinese Garlic Green Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 87 Calories from Fat 43
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.8g 7%
Saturated Fat 0.7g 4%
Sodium 308mg 13%
Potassium 271mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 10.4g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 1.8g
Protein 2.8g 6%
Calcium 4%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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