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Festive Green Beans

For a vegetable dish that sports pretty colors, this one can't be beat. This dish has zip and gets people coming back for seconds.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans or 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) cut green beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup Mexican stewed tomatoes or chunky salsa


  • Cut beans into 2-in. pieces; place in a saucepan. Add water and salt if desired; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes or until tender; drain. Add the pepper, garlic powder and tomatoes; heat through.

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  • tarb68
    Jan 11, 2010

    Tastes great & low carb!! I sometimes use frozen grean breans and / or regular stewed tomatoes.