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Green Beans ‘n’ Celery

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


5 servings

Marian Platt of Sequim, Washington dresses up crisp-tender green beans with celery, pimiento, Parmesan cheese and sunflower kernels. This quick side makes a nice complement to any entree, particularly Italian dishes.


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower kernels
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Place beans and celery in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain. Add the pimiento, sunflower kernels, butter, salt and pepper; toss to coat. Garnish with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 each: 87 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 317mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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