Sauteed Green Beans, Mushrooms and Cherry Tomatoes

Sauteed Green Beans, Mushrooms and Cherry Tomatoes is an easy to make side dish that highlights the flavors of the vegetables and pairs greatly with a variety of proteins.

Side dishes are my downfall. I can look through cookbook after cookbook, website after website and pick out hundreds of them that I’d love to make but when it comes to actually choosing a side dish to pair with a protein I hem and haw forever trying to choose one that will work well with it.

It’s really not that difficult and I know that, I just have such a hard time choosing. But, it just so happened that I printed out this side dish recipe in between one for pork and one for cupcakes. Since it’d be just weird to serve green beans with cupcakes, I decided it was a sign that I should serve it with the pork.

I had some leftover mushrooms in the fridge that were going to go bad soon, so I decided to toss those in as well.

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Sauteed Green Beans, Mushrooms and Cherry Tomatoes

Sauteed Green Beans, Mushrooms and Cherry Tomatoes is an easy to make side dish that highlights the flavors of the vegetables and pairs greatly with a variety of proteins.

  • Author: NicholeL
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. green beans, trimmed
  • 3/4 lb. mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the green beans and mushrooms and cook for 3-5 minutes or until lightly seared in some spots.
2. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally for another 4-6 minutes or until the green beans are soft. Garlic and cherry tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes more.
3. Remove from the heat and stir in the balsamic, salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Notes

Source: Eating Well, December 2005

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I really enjoyed this side dish. Its something that comes together rather quickly and can be served throughout the year. It also paired really well with the spicy pork dish I made, which I’ll be sharing next week.

 

One Comment

  1. Yum, you combined three of my favorite ingredients. I have never had them together. Excellent idea!

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