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Fresh Green Bean Medley

 Fresh Green Bean Medley
Looking for a way to dress up fresh green beans in a flash? Try the tasty medley of flavors in this easy recipe. If you don't have sherry vinegar for the tangy sauce, try using cider or wine vinegar instead. —Judy Ferril, Shorewood, Minnesota
5 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a
  • boil. Cover and cook for 4-7 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute the red pepper, onions
  • and mushrooms in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Drain beans; stir into vegetable mixture. Add the vinegar, basil,
  • salt and pepper; heat through. Yield: 5 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 59 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 126 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.