Green Beans with Tomatoes and Cotija

Take green beans from ordinary to extraordinary in 20 minutes by topping them with tomatoes, cheese and almonds.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 8

Ingredients

1
lb fresh green beans, trimmed
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
medium onion, sliced
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1
teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/8
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, if desired
1/3
cup crumbled Cotija cheese
1/4
cup sliced almonds
  • 1 In Dutch oven, place 2 cups water. Cover tightly; heat to boiling. Place green beans in steamer basket in Dutch oven. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain thoroughly.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic in oil 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until onion is crisp-tender. Stir in tomatoes, oregano and pepper flakes. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened and most of liquid is evaporated.
  • 3 Spoon drained beans onto serving platter; top with tomato mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and almonds; serve warm.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    80
    (
    Calories from Fat
    35),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    3 1/2g
    3 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    1/2g,
    1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    125mg
    125%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    9g
    9%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    15%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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