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Sweet Sunflower Green Beans
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Vegan
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sunflower seeds, green beans, easy, sweet
Servings: 10
Calories: 80 kcal
Author: Amie Valpone
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Steam green beans in large pot for 5 minutes or until crisp and bright green. Remove from heat and pat dry.
  3. Place in a casserole dish.
  4. In a large skillet, saute onion, garlic, thyme, basil, sea salt and pepper in the olive oil until onions begin to caramelize, approximately 10 minutes. Add mixture to the green beans; mix well. Add lemon juice, sunflower seeds and lemon zest.
  5. Cover and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven; serve warm.
Recipe Notes

Servings: 10 Serving Size: 3/4 cup Calories: 77.4 cal • Fat: 4.6 g • Protein: 2.7 g • Carb: 8.1 g • Fiber: 3.3 g • Sugar: 0.8 g • Sodium: 48.7 mg

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Sunflower Green Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 196mg9%
Potassium 215mg6%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 475IU10%
Vitamin C 9.8mg12%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.