Green Bean and Tomato Saute Two Ways

When the tomatoes and beans are fresh these are good vegetables to serve.  The first recipe is by Weight Watcher’s  with only 1 point  per serving.  The second recipe is very good and uses fresh ingredients from the garden from the beans and tomatoes to the fresh oregano and parsley.

Weight Watcher's Green Beans and Tomatoes

  • 1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 3 plum tomatoes (I usually add more) peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tsp. sugar (I use Splenda)
  • 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil (or fresh  if you have it)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Bring a large pot of slightly salted water to a boil and cook until tender.  My husband liked these beans cooked, which meant an hour of cooking time when I made this recipe.

Heat the oil in a large skillet and add the garlic and shallot.  Saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.  Add the tomatoes and sugar; saute until slightly softened, about 2 minutes.  Add the green beans, vinegar, basil, salt and pepper to taste.  Saute until heated through, about 2 minutes.

This recipe serves 4 with only 1 point per serving on the Weight Watcher’s Point System

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Herbed Green Beans and Tomatoes

  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 medium tomatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 tbsp. fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 tbsp. fresh oregano, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

In a small skillet, saute the green onions for a few minutes then add the garlic and saute for another minute.  Add beans and broth and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat; cover and simmer until they are tender to your taste.  We like our beans cooked… so probably about 30 minutes.  You can also cook them for only 10 minutes if you want a more crisp-tender bean.

Stir in the tomatoes, herbs and salt and pepper to taste.

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