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Green Beans with Mushrooms and Onions

Green Beans with Mushrooms and Onions

Crisp, vibrant green beans and earthy mushrooms were meant for each other, as you’ll experience when you taste this lightly flavored side dish.





Serves: 4

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

  • 8 oz green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 oz sliced mushrooms, such as button, cremini, portobello, or shiitake (stems discarded)
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • Pinch of pepper


  1. Fill a medium saucepan three-fourths full with water. Bring to a boil, covered, over high heat. Cook the green beans, uncovered, for 5 minutes, or until tender-crisp. Drain well in a colander.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the mushrooms, onion, garlic, and salt for 5 minutes, or until the mushrooms are soft and lightly browned, stirring frequently. Stir in the lemon juice, pepper, and cooked green beans.


2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat

Nutrition Facts

Calories 60
    Calories from Fat 25
Total Fat 2.5 g
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 1.5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 60 mg
Potassium 60 mg
Total Carbohydrate 9 g
    Dietary Fiber 2 g
    Sugars 4 g
    Added Sugar 0 g
Protein 2 g
Phosphorus 70 mg

This recipe is from Diabetes & Heart-Healthy Recipes published by the American Diabetes Association. ©2019 American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association. All rights reserved. Available at ShopDiabetes [5] and ShopHeart [6].