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Tomato-Onion Green Beans

Fresh green beans are the stars of this healthy side. Serve with grilled chicken, pork tenderloin or seafood for a delicious end to a busy day. —David Feder, Buffalo Grove, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook until tender and lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, place green beans in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cook, covered, 5-7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; add to onion. Stir in tomato paste and salt; heat through. Sprinkle with parsley.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 81 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 208mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • Claire
    Mar 28, 2020

    This side dish puts together a handful of simple ingredients to create big flavor. The whole family gobbled up the beans - I never have leftovers for lunch the next day! And it’s so easy, It’s no problem to pull together for a weekday dinner.

  • Ladycooktoo
    Oct 8, 2016

    This is the recipe I grew up with! Being Italian this was the only way my mother cooked green beans. Its still the only one I use with green beans. I have had sooo many complements from guests.

  • justmbeth
    Sep 28, 2014

    Very good, interesting flavor. A nice change from other recipes. Made as specified.