Green Beans with Red Onions and Tomatoes

I like eating green beans as the vegetable part of a meal, but sometimes they can get boring when served plain. Here is a fast and easy way to make green beans a little more interesting and flavorful. Simply toss the cooked beans with some minced red onions and tomatoes, a bit of salt and pepper, and enjoy. If you like, you can also add a little butter or olive oil, but I think they are delicious without.

Green Beans with Red Onions and Tomatoes

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Makes 2 servings

*Note: Measurements are approximations; I usually just eyeball the amounts.


  • 2 cups green beans, washed and ends trimmed
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Place green beans in a small saucepan and add enough water to come about 1 inch up the sides of the pan. Cover and heat over medium-high heat until the water comes to a boil. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until green beans are crisp-tender when pierced with a fork.
  2. Drain green beans and toss with red onion, tomatoes, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Recipe from my mother-in-law, Jan.

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