Green Beans with Shallots

One hundred calories and still delectable.

September 5, 2013

No need to sabotage a perfectly good vegetable by drowning it in a pool of cream of mushroom soup and deep-fried onions. This lean bean dish delivers just as much flavor and crunch, and it sidesteps two-thirds of the belly-bloating sodium you'll find in a casserole.

Serves: 8
Prep: 6 min
Cook: 19 min
Total: 25 min



  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 large shallots, peeled and quartered
  • 2 tbsp reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 lbs green beans, trimmed


1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

2. While water is heating, pour olive oil into a large saute pan over medium heat. Add shallots.

3. Reduce heat to medium-low and saute until shallots are soft, about 10 minutes.

4. Add chicken broth, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; stir well.

5. Remove from heat.

6. Add green beans to boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Drain. Toss beans with shallot mixture. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts per serving
Calories 102.3 cal
Fat 6.9 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 16.8 mg
Carbohydrates 9.8 g
Total Sugars 1.9 g
Dietary Fiber 3.9 g
Protein 2.4 g

Courtesy of the Rodale Healthy Recipe Finder.