Green Beans Provencal

green beans provencal

Green Beans Provencal

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To make this a more substantial dish, place the cooked mixture in a buttered ovenproof dish, top with a mixture of 75 g (3 oz) grated Cheddar cheese and 50 g (2 oz) breadcrumbs, then place on a high shelf in a hot oven (220C/ 425F/Gas 7) for 15 - 20 minutes until the top has browned. Serve hot for a light lunch or supper.
Servings: 4
Calories: 81


  • 12 oz frozen green or French beans
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic crushed
  • 9 oz tomatoes skinned and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Heat the oil in a heavy-based saucepan. Add the onion and garlic and fry gently for 10 - 15 minutes, or until the onion is soft.
  • Add the tomatoes, plus the basil and salt and pepper to taste, then simmer over moderate heat, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, cook the beans according to packet directions in boiling salted water until they are tender but still crisp to the bite. Drain thoroughly. 4 Stir the beans into the tomato mixture, then taste and adjust seasoning. Serve hot.
Calories: 81 kcal
Carbohydrates: 11 g
Protein: 3 g
Fat: 4g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Sodium: 10 mg
Potassium: 380 mg
Fiber: 4 g
Sugar: 6 g
Vitamin A: 1121 IU
Vitamin C: 21 mg
Calcium: 51 mg
Iron: 1 mg
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