This Greek Green Beans recipe makes a very healthful side dish with a wonderful Greek cuisine taste.

Greek Green Beans Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 45 to 50 min
Ready In: 55 to 65 min

Servings: 5

Ingredients
½ cup chopped Onion
4 medium Garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp Olive Oil
¾ tsp dried Oregano leaves
½ tsp dried Basil leaves
1 can (28 oz) reduced-sodium Tomatoes, undrained, coarsely chopped
1 lb Green Beans
1 dash Salt and fresh Ground Black Pepper, to taste

Directions
Sauté onion and garlic in oil in large skillet until tender, three to four minutes.
Stir in herbs and cook one to two minutes longer.
Add tomatoes and liquid and green beans and heat to boiling; reduce heat and simmer, covered, until beans are very tender, 30 to 40 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Tips & Notes
Green beans are a versatile vegetable. They add flavor and crunch to side-dish recipes and main-course meals.
Green beans come in some lovely colors. One purple variety of green bean is called Purple Podded, and it’s a pole bean. There are also yellow green beans . Beurre de Rocquencourt are a variety of French Heirloom beans also known as yellow or wax beans. They can be cooked in the same way. Generally purple green beans and yellow green beans are identical in taste and texture to green, green beans.
Some cooking tips for purple green beans – a lot of home cooks take them home, boil them up and are disappointed when the color bleeds out and they’re left with green, green beans.
Once heat is applied to purple green beans they will loose their color. Most chef’s agree the best way to cook them and have them retain their best color is to “butter baste” them or you can add a pinch of baking soda to the cooking water to help retain their color.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories: 123
Total Fat: 4.3g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 30mg
Total Carbohydrates: 20.5g
Protein: 4.5g

Source: DiabetesCare.net

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