TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 44 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 182mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Rinse with cold water; drain and pat dry. Place in a bowl. Add the remaining ingredients; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until chilled. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Chilled Green Beans Italiano in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p158

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