Vegetable dishing including green beans, tomatoes, and peppers

Crisp, Garden-Fresh Taste

Fast, controlled cooking is the key for great green beans, full of phytonutrients and antioxidants. If you cook too quickly, older beans will have a woody, unappetizing taste; cook too long and the beans will be so soft you might as well open a can. A short steam will bring out the dazzling color and crisp, garden-fresh taste. Fresh green beans and tomato are a classic Spanish combination and an easy way to add a healthy vegetable to the table. Pick the smallest, sweetest beans available for an appetizing dish that looks great as well.

Prep Instructions

  • Yield: 6 (3/4 cup) servings
  • Prep Time: 6 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes

Recipe Ingredients

  • 8 ounces fresh green beans, snipped
  • 2/3 cup yellow onions, diced
  • 1/3 cup green pepper, diced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 plum tomato, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Follow the prep technique next to each ingredient.
  2. Steam green beans to al dente; set aside.
  3. Sauté onions and peppers in olive oil until soft. Add plum tomatoes, fresh herbs and steamed green beans. Sauté to incorporate the flavors.

Nutritional Data

Calories: 35.25
Fat: 1.32 g
Saturated Fat: 0.20 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 84.26 mg
Carbohydrates: 5.71 g
Fiber: 1.84 g
Sugars: 3.13 g
Protein: 1.23 g
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