Close up of sautéed fresh green beans and cherry tomatoes displayed on a white platter.

Sautéed Green Beans with Tomatoes

Close up of sautéed fresh green beans and cherry tomatoes displayed on a white platter.

Sautéed Green Beans with Tomatoes

Tender fresh green beans and juicy cherry tomatoes sautéed in onions and garlic.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Sides
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 65 kcal

Equipment

  • Microwave

Ingredients
  

  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided
  • ¼ cup onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, ends trimmed
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Place green beans in a microwave-safe bowl. Add just enough water to cover the bottom of the bowl, cover and microwave on high for 4 to 6 minutes until green beans are tender.
  • While green beans are cooking, heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and sauté until onions are translucent, about 3 minutes.
  • Using hot pads, remove bowl of green beans from microwave. Carefully remove cover away from face and hands to release steam, drain water, and toss green beans with salt, pepper, and remaining oil.
  • Add green beans and tomatoes to frying pan. Heat until tomatoes blister, shaking pan occasionally, about 2 minutes.
  • Transfer to serving bowl, add lemon juice, and mix gently. Serve hot or cold.

Notes

Change it Up
  • Add chopped herbs such as basil, thyme, or parsley.
  • Add ½ cup toasted sliced almonds and a little lemon zest.
  • Add sliced summer squash in Step 4.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.75 cupCalories: 65kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.5gSodium: 106mgFiber: 3g
Keyword 15 Minutes or Less, Microwave, Thanksgiving, Vegan, Vegetarian
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