Healthy Recipes

Green Beans Sauté
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Servings: 4
Ingredients and Preparation
Ingredients Measures
Fresh or frozen green beans, cut in 1 inch pieces 1 pound
Vegetable oil 1 tablespoon 
Large yellow onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced 1 large  
Salt ½ teaspoon
Black pepper 1/8 teaspoon 
Fresh parsley, minced 1 tablespoon  

  1. If using fresh green beans, cook green beans in boiling water for 10-12 minutes or steam for 2-3 minutes until barely fork tender. Drain well. If using frozen green beans, thaw first.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet. Sauté onion until golden.
  3. Stir in green beans, salt and pepper. Heat through.
  4. Toss with parsley before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size ¾ cup
Calories 64
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat less than 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 282 mg
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