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Green Bean Sauté

Green beans and onions are lightly sautéed in only 1 tablespoon of oil.

Number of Servings: 4 -- Service Size 3/4 cup


1 lb fresh or frozen green beans, cut in 1-inch pieces
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 large yellow onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp fresh parsley, minced



  1. If using fresh green beans, cook green beans in boiling water for 10-12 minutes or steam for 2-3 minutes until barely fork tender. Drain well. If using frozen green beans, thaw first.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet. Sauté onion until golden.
  3. Stir in green beans, salt and pepper. Heat through.
  4. Toss with parsley before serving.


Each serving provides:

Calories: 64 
Total fat: 4 g 
Saturated fat: less than 1 g 
Cholesterol: 0 mg 
Sodium: 282 mg


Recipe Source: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute