Green Beans Saute
Prep Time: 5 mins.
Cook Time: 15 mins.
(Total time will vary with appliance and setting.)
Level of Difficulty: Easy
1 pound fresh or frozen green beans, cut in 1-inch pieces
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 large yellow onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp fresh parsley, minced
If using fresh green beans, cook green beans in boiling water for 10-12 mins. or steam for 2-3 mins. 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.
Green beans and onions are lightly sauteed in only 1 Tbsp of oil.
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 3/4 cup
Total fat: 4 g
Saturated fat: less than 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 282 mg
This recipe has been adapted from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.