Flavorful Green Beans

Adapted from eatfresh.org

Green Beans in a bowl.

RECIPE TYPE: Vegetable, Side Dish
PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 30 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped (1 teaspoon) or 1/2 teaspoon of dried garlic powder
  • 1 12-oz. package of frozen green beans (or 1 lb. fresh green beans, rinsed and drained)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Sauté the chopped onions until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Add the frozen green beans, dried herbs, and 1/4 cup water to the pan. Bring to a boil, and cover. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, until beans are tender. Stir occasionally.
  3. Drain, sprinkle with the optional Parmesan cheese and serve warm.

Note: If using fresh green beans, snap or cut off and discard green beans tips. Place rinsed and trimmed green beans in a pot with 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain the water and proceed with steps 1 to 3 above.

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