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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 81.3
  • Total Fat: 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 310.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.6 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g

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Green Beans Sauté


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Introduction

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

Ingredients

    • 1 lb. fresh or frozen green beans, cut in 1-inch pieces
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 large yellow onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced

Directions

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.



Yield: 4 servings--Serving Size: 3/4 cup





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  • Incredible!
    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
    I already love green beans but these were great. I added some minced fresh garlic and left out the parsley as I didn't have any. - 4/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    We added soy sauce & 3 cloves of chopped garlic and my hubby said he could eat a whole plate by itself. Yummo! - 1/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    We've been doing this with garlic for years; adding onions is a plus! Delicious! - 4/14/08

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  • 9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I also added a tablespoon of toasted sesame seeds on them after cooking, very good recipe, Thanks - 3/23/07

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I make these ALL the time. The blanching is SO essential to getting the proper texture. I also like to add mushrooms and or minced garlic. Love love love sauteed green beans :) - 4/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Delicious, I couldn't believe how good it was. I love recipes that use simple ingredient and taste great. Thanks! - 10/11/07

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Use garlic! I am not a fan of these beans and these were a great way to eat them! - 4/20/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very simple and tasted very good! I left out the parsley, because I didn't have any on hand, it was still good. I will make this again. - 4/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I used a can of whole green beans and added chopped garlic when the onion was cooking. I loved this and will make it again. - 1/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    These are absolutely yummy, and I'm not a huge fan of green beeans! - 8/6/07

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this for me and my mother as we are both trying to lose weight. MY WHOLE FAMILY ATE THIS UP. It was delicious. - 6/12/07

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My only problem with this recipe is the 12 minute boiling time suggested. If placed in rapidly boiling water, 7 minutes works every time for a cooked but firm bean. - 10/17/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    a great alternative to the same old boring boiled/steamed green beans. And my husband enjoyed them! - 3/16/07

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I make this already, but I also use fresh mushrooms and a little parmesean cheese at the end. - 9/8/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Was very yummy! I also added a clove of garlic in with the onions. - 11/30/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm not much of a green bean eater; however, this recipe did them justice! It was quick and easy, and most of all, healthy! - 7/1/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Really easy and really tasty!! I also love garlic so I add some chopped fresh garlic to this some times. - 3/15/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really great, so easy. I also mixed in almond slices at the end of cooking. - 1/9/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    With garlic, yes!! - 12/23/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love green beans and make this often. - 9/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this is great - 9/5/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    awesome!!!!!!!! - 5/25/09

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  • Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Its better done with garlic - 4/14/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I generally cook all my vegetables this way. I also use cilantro too, and maybe a bit of garlic. - 3/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! It's very simple to make, but soooo good! - 3/26/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Lovely, lovely, lovely, specially with extra garlic!! - 3/23/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made them when I first joined SP - Deliciously different way to enjoy green beans! - 3/17/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I simply love this recipe! I love fresh green beans but could never think of anything to do with the other than boiling them,,,bland...yuck. But saute'ing these beans with the olive oil and salt/pepper brings out such great flavor in them. I just leave out the onions since I am allergic to them. - 3/16/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Quick, easy and my Mother-In-Law liked it! - 3/15/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really easy and tastes great! I will definitely make this again. - 3/14/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I hated green beans before my hubby made them like this. So simple, yet so tasty. - 3/14/07

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  • Loved the change to my green bean recipe, omited the parsley, added soy sauce and garlick as well, it was great no left overs. - 11/21/13

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  • I added some minced garlic, fresh carrots, zucchini & mushrooms and a dash of lite soy sauce to use up some veggies and give it a little more taste and still keep healthy... - 8/27/13

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  • I also love green beans. I left out parsley, just really don't care for it. Added a little more onions and will definately try adding some garlic. - 6/3/13

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  • Loved this one! I modified it by adding a little fresh lemon juice and very thinly sliced pork loin roast about 3 oz and made it my meal! Delish!!! - 6/13/12

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  • This was a big hit at Easter. I added some garlic but didn't have any fresh parsley but it tasted great and had a very nice texture and slight crunch. - 4/9/12

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  • So easy but so delicious! This was the hit of our Sunday Ham Dinner! I particially cooked beans from frozen until just about thawed while I cooked onion in olive oil. Simmered on very low heat for longer than recipe called for and I think the longer the better! Can't wait to make again! Thanks - 4/5/12

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  • I seasoned mine with a mango and lime seafood seasoning and it was very good. - 8/31/11

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  • I used to cook the onion in the water with the string beans, but this is a good way to get the healthy oil into my diet. - 7/31/11

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  • my husband liked this and he usually won't eat green beans - 7/31/11

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  • very good. i added a little garlic to mine - 7/20/11

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  • This is the best! I added minced garlic too it and a little onion salt. 1st time I liked veggies without butter! - 7/19/11

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  • Quick and easy - 5/8/11

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  • My husbands won't eat vegetables, but he loved this! - 4/4/11

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  • Great! - 3/20/11

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  • will try this recipe. - 2/21/11

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  • How can you go wrong with grilled onions? You can't. I like green beans anyway, so adding grilled onions is like gilding the lily. However, I didn't think it was a great mix. It was ok, but I don't think they complement each other as much as I imagined. - 2/7/11

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  • Loved it! - 1/14/11

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  • My father made this recipe when I was growing up, only he used bacon grease instead of olive oil. Your way is healthier and also very tasty. - 12/27/10

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  • yummo! Great way to make fresh grean beans! Even the Hubby loved them! - 12/7/10

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  • Very good! - 10/20/10

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  • I made this tonight. I used onions and garlic and a little soy sauce. I didn't care for the texture of the beans ( I blanched them for 12 minutes), and I wish I had left them longer in length instead of cutting them up like the recipe calls for. I expected it to be better, but it was just okay. - 9/13/10

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  • I would make it again. It's good. It is nice to have a flavorful batch of beans rather than just fresh, or with spray margarine now and then.:) - 9/12/10

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  • Fantastic way to make fresh green beans. Got some wonderful ones from the Farmers' Mkt and fixed them this way for friends -- my husband (not famous for his veg consumption) finished the rest up instead of putting them in the fridge. Yum! - 8/1/10

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  • yum yum great tip thanks - 7/26/10

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  • Awesome recipe. The flavors were great. Even my husband liked it. Will definitely add to my favorites. - 6/8/10

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  • Very good, quick and easy side dish. Thanks for the recipe! - 5/18/10

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  • All but one picky eater in my house loved these! - 5/13/10

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  • I also sautéed garlic in with the onion. After everything was finished I even sprinkled a little Parmesan cheese on top. It was absolutely delicious! My husband hates green beans, but he loved this recipe! It's so easy and yummy! - 5/11/10

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  • Simple, Quick and Healthy! - 4/28/10

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  • This was delicious and super easy. I used frozen Italian cut green beans. After reading the reviews, I added 3 cloves of chopped garlic and some soy sauce which made it perfect! Thanks for the recipe!!! - 3/31/10

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  • Save!! - 3/31/10

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  • I have added fresh mushrooms to this recipe. It was awesome! - 2/10/10

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  • We love green beans, and this recipe is simple but oh so good! I added minced garlic and left out the parsley. Easy, easy, easy and TERRIFIC! - 2/6/10

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  • I make these all the time, you can add lean back bacon or ham with the onions first then add the beans at the end add a splash of vinegar. Whole meal in a bowl.. - 1/31/10

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  • Thanks for sharing, I am always looking for a new way to fix an old favorite. - 1/30/10

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  • Not a fan of green beans but I will definitely make this again! I added 2 cloves fresh minced garlic and would add more next time. Great, healthy recipe that both my husband and I like as a side dish - thanks! - 1/5/10

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  • Simple and delicious! Great for a quick, tasty side dish. - 12/29/09

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  • I love green beans, I'm going to try this tonight....
    Thanks.... - 12/28/09

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  • Wonderful... - 12/24/09

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  • These are a BIG hit at my house. - 12/23/09

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  • Add a few red pepper flakes and they are even better. - 12/23/09

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  • Quick, easy and good tasting but I left off the parsley - 12/23/09

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  • I've been making this for years. But I add chopped tomato and a dash of chipotle seasoning. The tomato gives a hint of sweetness and the chipotle adds a little kick. Sometimes I add mushrooms too. - 12/23/09

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  • I would agree ad the garlic and everything becomes fabulous - 12/23/09

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  • Delicious.......I also added a bit of garlic. - 12/23/09

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  • This is great!! I added some fresh garlic and mushrooms to it and a little bit of Italian seasoning. Wonderful! - 12/23/09

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  • This sounds delicious and I will try this recipe. - 12/23/09

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  • Great - 12/23/09

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  • Would do again but I would cut out the parsley and try some diffrent herbs. Thanks for the idea. - 12/15/09

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  • These are great, but then I like fresh green beans. - 11/18/09

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  • Our favprite is fresh green beans with just garlic. I can buy them just 5 mins. away at a farm stand because they take up too much of my limited garden space to grow. I do as above with just EVOO and grated fresh garlic & the beans - YUM. Will try and see if we like with onions also. - 10/26/09

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  • I threw some toasted pumpkin seeds on top as I had just make them it was awesome - 10/19/09

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  • Sounds really good!! - 10/17/09

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  • I never realy liked green beans but done this was they taste yummy - 10/17/09

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  • This is excellent, but for me I wold skip the salt. This is one of my daughters' favorite. - 10/17/09

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  • A must have - garlic! - 10/17/09

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  • Sounds great-will try these tonight--Thanks - 10/17/09

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  • Will be trying this tonight. Sounds delicious - 10/17/09

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  • add a few slivered almonds to - 10/17/09

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  • Also very festive looking when you add in some fresh diced sweet red pepper. Love this! - 10/17/09

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  • I love Green bean dishes or by themselves. This sounds really good to me and I will ty it today at lunch. Almost sounds like what they make at one of the high class resteraunts here in town. :) - 10/17/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful

    will definitely make these because the recipe is easy, and it got good reviews. - 10/17/09

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  • This is a great recipe that can be modified in so many ways. Depending on my preference at the time, I have used one or more of the following (with or in place of the onions or parsley): garlic, mushrooms, sliced almonds, sesame seeds, grated parmesan cheese, or sesame oil (in place of olive oil). - 10/17/09

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  • this sounds like a great recipe.. i'll have to try it - 10/17/09

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  • Can't wait to try this one! - 10/17/09

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  • Good,better with garlic. - 10/17/09

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  • Fabulous recipe, especially for someone, like me, who doesn't normally like green beans!!!! - 9/5/09

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  • Very easy. A great way to enjoy green beans! - 9/5/09

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  • Sounds absolutely fantastic! - 9/5/09

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