Glazed Green Beans

This green bean dish is sure to be a hit with the entire family. Simple enough for an every-day recipe, and with flavor worthy of a special occasion.

  • Low sodium
  • Low phosphorus
  • Low potassium
  • Low protein
Dinner Easy

Serving size

1/2 cup




1-1/2 pounds green beans, rinsed and ends trimmed

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon of water

1 large clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of oil, divided (such as extra virgin olive oil or canola)

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Info

Makes:Serving size: 1/2 cup




3 g


11 g


6 g


4 g


2 g


46 mg


30 mg


155 mg


  1. Bring a stockpot with 12 cups of water to boil. Add beans, and cook until just turning bright green, about 3 minutes. Do not overcook. Drain, then rinse beans with cold water for 1 minute. Place cooled beans in a large bowl and pat dry. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together honey, water, garlic, and 1 teaspoon oil to make a sauce. Set aside.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add beans, and stir to coat with oil. Add sauce, continuing to stir, and cook for additional 3 minutes. Finished green beans will be bright green and crisp-tender.
  4. Transfer to a serving dish. Season with lemon juice and freshly ground black pepper.


Recipe contributed by Natasha Eziquiel-Shriro, MS, RDN, CDN

Green beans are an affordable vegetable any time of year. It is also easy to find deals on frozen green beans, which work well for this recipe. If using frozen beans, be sure to thaw, rinse, and pat dry before use.

100% maple syrup can be used instead of honey in this recipe.