Herbed Green Beans


Classifications: Vegetables

Qty Measure Ingredient


1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans

1/2 cup onion, finely chopped

2 tablespoons butter or margarine

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

1 teaspoon salt, optional

1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp dried thyme

1/4 teaspoon paprika

Instructions: In a saucepan, cover beans with water; cook until crisp-tender. Meanwhile,in a skillet, saute the onion in butter until tender. Add the lemon juice, parsley, salt if desired, thyme and paprika. Drain beans; add herb butter and stir to coat. Serve immediately.



Background: Note: DIABETIC EXCHANGES: One serving (prepared with margarine and without salt) equals 1 vegetable, 1 fat; also, 76 calories 42 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 10 gm carbohydrate, 2 gm protein, 4 gm fat.

Serves: 6

Food Exchanges: