Sautéed Balsamic Green Beans With Cherry Tomatoes

Ingredients

1 teaspoon unsalted butter
1 pound green beans, trimmed
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Preparation

1
Heat butter in a large skillet over medium high heat and add green beans, saute until seared in spots, about 3 minutes.
2
Add water, reduce heat to medium and cover. Cook until just tender, 3 to 6 minutes.
3
Drain any remaining water, return to heat and push beans to the outside of the skillet. Add the oil and garlic and let cook until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
4
Add tomatoes and combine, cooking until the tomatoes begin to break down, about 3 minutes.
5
Add vinegar, salt and pepper and serve.

About

The combination of butter and oil gives a great flavor and blends well with the bite of the garlic and sweet acidity of the tomatoes. And you can't beat it at 69 calories with 2 grams of fat and 5 of fiber per serving.

Yield:

4.0

Added:

October 20, 2010

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