Seasoned Green Beans

Seasoned Green Beans Photo: Oxmoor House


  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 1 3/4 cups coarsely chopped seeded peeled tomato (about 2 tomatoes)
  • 1/3 cup less-sodium beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 ounces reduced-fat, low-salt ham, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


Trim stem end from beans. Arrange beans in a steamer basket over boiling water; cover and steam 10 minutes.

Combine tomato and next 3 ingredients in a large saucepan. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat 3 minutes, stirring often. Stir in beans, parsley, thyme, and pepper. Cover and cook over low heat 10 minutes or until beans are tender.

Tip: When you season fresh beans with lean ham instead of ham hock, you get all of the flavor but none of the fat.

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 74
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 0.0%
Fat per serving: 1.1g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.3g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 5.4g
Carbohydrate per serving: 12.8g
Fiber per serving: 3.4g
Cholesterol per serving: 7mg
Iron per serving: 0.0mg
Sodium per serving: 126mg
Calcium per serving: 0.0mg

Good to Know

Spice up regular green beans with this recipe for a boost of flavor, making it tasty to get your veggie servings. Green beans are a great source of folate and fiber.

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