Sautéed Green Beans & Cherry Tomatoes

Sautéed Green Beans & Cherry Tomatoes

9 Reviews
From the EatingWell Kitchen

Here's a simple sauté that is well suited for a special meal and versatile enough for your everyday repertoire.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste


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  1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add green beans and cook, stirring often, until seared in spots, 2 to 3 minutes. Add water, cover, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes for tender-crisp or 6 minutes for tender. Push the beans to the side; add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, stir everything together and cook until the tomatoes begin to break down, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vinegar, salt and pepper.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 72 calories; 3 g fat(0 g sat); 4 g fiber; 12 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 46 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,248 IU vitamin A; 22 mg vitamin C; 52 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 156 mg sodium; 399 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (37% daily value), Vitamin A (25% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 2 vegetable, ½ fat

Reviews 9

August 16, 2018
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By: Virginia
Very happy with the results - will definitely make it again. BTW I had a couple of corn cobs leftover so I scraped the corn off and added it along with the tomatoes - gave a lovely extra crunch to the dish.
August 06, 2016
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By: A.E. Smith
Quick and easy recipe! My husband loved it. I made this last week and he's requested it again this week.
July 22, 2012
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By: Paula's Plate
Delicious and Easy! This recipe was a big hit with everyone in my family. It was fast, easy and healthy! I made a few substitutions to add a bit more flavor, which you can read about here: Thanks for the great recipe Eating Well! Pros: Fast, easy, healthy
January 15, 2012
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By: jbrough1984
Easy & tasty side dish I cut the recipe in half for me & my husband. We loved it. It was easy to make & brought a lot of color to the plate. I used frozen green beans because the fresh ones were looking kinda sad (what do u expect in January) Pros: Easy
October 02, 2011
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By: brava313
Quick and Easy but Not Worth the Trouble I made this recipe in a cast-iron skillet, and the garlic scorched almost as soon as I added it. The beans I used were big and tough and should have been cooked twice as long, but the tomatoes quickly overcooked. Salt should have been added earlier. Pros: Quick, Easy Cons: Scorched garlic, undercooked beans,overcooked tomatoes, bland
May 05, 2011
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By: signalflags
pretty & delicious side These crispy garlicky green beans and tomatoes were so colorful and pretty on the plate. They were so flavorful and delicious even though I forgot to add the vinegar! I'll try it next time...but it's really not mandatory. Yum! Pros: easy, quick, single pan
August 30, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I didn't have any balsamic vinegar so I added rice vinegar. It was outstanding! I served it with grilled chicken and a rice pilaf. Excellent and very healthy dinner. I may add some feta cheese next time and a few chili peppers. :)
February 09, 2010
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By: dolphinlisa2002
I absolutely love this receipe! I make this about once a week now and always bring the leftovers the next day for lunch! The kids even like this!
February 09, 2010
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By: dolphinlisa2002
I absolutely love this receipe! I make this about once a week and even my fiance loves it!
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