Monday, October 4, 2010

Monday menu: Green Beans and Tomatoes

This is another quick & easy side dish or small meal. This batch makes about 4-5 bowls.

1 large Onion
1 tsp minced Garlic
Tomato...I tend to use 6 large ones
~ #1 Green Beans
1/2 to 1 cup Vegetable Stock
a few shakes of dried or a branch of fresh Tarragon
1T Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or oil of your choice)...can skip if you have a good nonstick skillet

I find it best to use my large, tall sided skillet.

Chop onions. Halve the tomatoes horizontally & squeeze out the bulk of the seeds & juice, then chop. Trim off the ends of the green beans and cut into bite'ish sized lengths.

Heat oil in skillet & saute onions & garlic until tender. Add green beans & stir for a couple minutes. Add stock, tomatoes & tarragon. Simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes. This dish is essentially done before the tomatoes are added...cook for more or less than the 15 minutes to tastes - depending on how crispy you like your green beans :)

Calories 93, Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 0.4g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 115mg, Carbohydrates 7.7g, Fiber 3g, Sugars 3g, Protein 2g


  1. That looks so fresh and flavorful! Thanks for sharing!

  2. That dish looks great! I could definitely use up some of my abundance of tomatoes. :)

    FYI, I'm a new follower. :)



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