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Green Beans Ole

Low Carb Recipe

Green Beans Ole adds a fiesta flair to your green beans! Bell pepper and tomatoes seasoned with basil, rosemary and pepper. Very healthy and very good. Green Beans are a good source of fiber and vitamin C and also contain calcium, magnesium, zinc and Vitamin A.

Green Beans Ole

Ingredients

3 cups green beans cut in 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil
2 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Recipe Directions

Place cut up green beans in a microwave-safe covered dish with a small amount of water until crisp-tender, approximately 10-12 minutes. Drain thoroughly.

While the beans are cooking, saute the bell pepper and onion in olive or vegetable oil until tender but not brown.

Add the chopped tomatoes, salt, basil, rosemary, and pepper to the bell pepper-onion mixture.

Stir in the cooked green beans and continue cooking until everything is heated through.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 Servings
Calories: 28; Fat: trace; Calories from fat: 8.3-percent; Protein: 1g; Carbohydrates: 6g; Fiber: 2g; Cholesterol: 0; Sodium: 282mg
Exchanges: 1 Vegetable


Green Beans Saute

Feel like a more bland green bean dish? Try this healthful saute.

1 pound fresh or frozen green beans, cut in 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large yellow onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

If using fresh green beans, cook green beans in boiling water for 10 to 12 minutes or steam for 2 to 3 minutes until barely fork tender. Drain well.

If using frozen green beans, thaw first. Heat oil in a large skillet. Saute onion until golden. Stir in green beans, salt and pepper. Heat through. Toss with parsley before serving. Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 3/4 cup
Calories: 64; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated fat: less than 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 282mg

To Blanch or Boil Green Beans:

Wash and trim beans. Put beans in saucepan and cover with water. Remove beans and set side. Bring water to a boil, and drop beans, one handful at a time, into water so that the water continues to boil. Cook to the desired doneness, 3 to 8 minutes. Drain and serve while the beans are still crisp-tender, or add them to another dish for further cooking.