Green Beans with Sunflower Seeds

Serves 6

Serving Size: ½ cup


1 pound fresh green beans

1 cup water

¼ cup chopped onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

½ tsp salt

1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper

1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes

2 TBSP sunflower seeds, shelled

1 tsp chopped fresh oregano


1.      Snap the ends off the fresh green beans.  If they are very young beans, leave the beans whole.  If the beans are large, break the beans into 2-inch lengths.

2.      Place the beans in a saucepan.  Add 1 cup water and the onion, garlic, salt, and pepper. 

3.      Cover the saucepan and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook about 8 minutes or until the beans are crisp-tender.  Drain.

4.      Sprinkle the sunflower seeds and oregano over the bean.  Toss lightly to mix.