Green Beans with Olives

I like the old Best of Gourmet Cookbooks from the 80’s and 90’s because “gourmet” isn’t necessarily elaborate, just good ingredients well-prepared, and the recipes are often for 2 servings.  This easy recipe was perfect for lunch today.
                         Green Beans with Olives
     1/2      Pound  Green Beans -- trimmed
     1/2      Teaspoon  Dried Oregano
  4             Kalamata Olives -- pitted and chopped
  1             Tablespoon  Butter
                        Lemon Juice -- to taste
Boil the beans with the oregano in a pan of salted boiling water for 5 minutes, or until crisp tender.
Drain the beans and toss them with the olives, butter and lemon juice.
2 Servings
  "Best of Gourmet 1991"

Per Serving: 103 Calories; 8g Fat (64.5% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 16mg Cholesterol; 184mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat.


  1. "Good ingredients well-prepared..." is about the BEST definition of GOURMET as I've ever heard! LOVE THIS. And PS - I have all the ingredients for this recipe at home right now, so it looks like we'll be having green beans for supper tonight. Thanks & have a great day!

    1. You'll like it...glad you're going to try it.


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