Fresh Oregano and Blackberry Green Beans Recipe -
Fresh Oregano and Blackberry Green Beans Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Fresh Oregano and Blackberry Green Beans

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"This super-easy side dish utilizes the bounty of late summer and is the perfect companion to whatever you are grilling - in fact, the stove can be turned on while the meat is resting from the grill. The sweet acidity of the berries balances the entire meal, and the fresh oregano brings out the best of both the berries and the beans. It's a beautiful, unusual side dish that leaves guests, and even finicky family, raving."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    20 mins


  1. Fill a saucepan with 1 inch of water, and insert a steamer basket. Place the green beans into the steamer basket, and sprinkle with oregano, celery salt, and onion powder. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Steam for 5 minutes, then remove beans from steamer basket, and place into a large bowl.
  2. Gently fold in the blackberries, allowing the heat from the green beans to pull out their juices. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 25, 2007

Surprisingly delicious! It's a wonderful blend of the saltiness of the seasonings, sweetness of the berry juices, and tartness of the whole berries. I will definitely make it again. Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 04, 2011

My family did not like all of the oregano and the mixture of the blackberries. Also, we had to steam longer than recipe called for. Sounded like it could have been a great recipe, but we will not be making this again.


12 Ratings

Aug 07, 2011

These were simple enough to make. This is an interesting combination of flavors. I used wild blackberries. I really ended up eating around the berries which weren't all that sweet. The beans were very tasty, though.

Jul 20, 2010

This was a great twist for fresh green beans. Thank you.

May 21, 2015

I wasn't to sure about this, but it was really good and so easy.

Nov 25, 2012

This was a huge hit - the combination of flavors was unexpected.

Oct 07, 2012

Just made this dish and WOW!! I would never have dreamed of this combo. I only had raspberries which probably made it a little sweeter. I forgot to add the celery powder, used just a dash of onion powder and added fresh pressed garlic which I see now isn't even in the recipe, and added butter. Regardless of changes it was simply divine!


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  • Calories
  • 44 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.1 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 4.8 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 102 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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