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!
- 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
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add in green beans, and cook for about 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
- 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.
- Stir in soy sauce and toasted sesame oil and cook until heated through, about 1-2 more minutes. Season with additional salt as desired.
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