Photo: Oxmoor House
4 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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

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