Recipe Details

Green Beans with Sunflower Seeds

Number of Servings: 6

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

This recipe is deliberately simple, letting the fresh taste of tender green beans shine through. Sunflower seeds add an unexpected and delightful nutty flavor and crunch.

Name: Amount:
lb fresh green beans 1
chopped onion 0.25 cup
garlic, minced 2 clove
salt 0.50 tsp
fresh ground black pepper 0.13 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes 1 pinch
sunflower seeds, shelled 2 Tbsp
chopped fresh oregano 1 tsp

Snap the ends off the beans. If they are very young, leave the beans whole; if large, break the beans into 2-inch lengths.


Place the beans in a saucepan; add 1 cup of water and the onion, garlic, salt and pepper.


Cover and bring to a boil; reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook about 8 minutes, until the beans are crisp-tender; drain.


Sprinkle the sunflowers seeds and oregano over the bean. Toss lightly to mix.

Nutritional Information (per serving)
Calories 38
Calories from Fat 14
Total Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 37mg
Potassium n/a
Carbohydrates 6g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a
Folic Acid n/a
Dietary Exchange 1 Vegetable 1/2 Fat (polyunsaturated) Total