Green Beans with Tomatoes and Honey

Green Beans with Tomatoes and Honey
Servings: 4 Prep 15 mins Cook 35 mins


  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut crosswise in half
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Pinch ground hot red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) plum tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Make It

1. Place beans in vegetable steamer with water. Steam until beans turn very bright green but are still crunchy, about 5 minutes. Rinse in steamer basket under cold running water. Drain.

2. Heat oil in wide shallow saucepan. Add onion and garlic; saute until softened, for about 5 minutes.

3. Add cinnamon, cumin, black pepper and red pepper; saute for 1 minute. Add tomatoes and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to boiling, stirring frequently to prevent sticking, 8 to 10 minutes, until thick jamlike consistency.

4. Stir in honey and lemon juice. Add beans. Cover; lower heat; cook at low simmer, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in lemon juice. Season with remaining salt if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 146, Fat, total (g): 7, chol. (mg): , sat. fat (g): 1, carb. (g): 20, pro. (g): 3, sodium (mg): 722, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.