Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

One day I found some great looking green beans in the grocery store and decided to make them for dinner. Once I got them home, I was trying to come up with something to add to them. I always have onions and garlic, so, for me that was a no-brainer. Then I spotted the cherry tomatoes and decided the sweetness would be a good addition. This is how it ended up.

Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes


  • Fresh green beans, 1 lb or so
  • Fresh cherry tomatoes (many varieties to chose from)
  • 1 Cup onions, chopped
  • Garlic, minced (2 or 3 tbsp.)
  • Butter or oil for sauteeing
  • Chicken broth, 1/4 - 1/2 cup
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Melt butter or add oil to a large saute pan over medium heat. Have you noticed how many of my recipes start this way?
Add the green beans, garlic and onion and cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Add some of the chicken broth and cook or until the green beans are almost at the desired tenderness, another 7 or 8 minutes.
Add the tomatoes, cover, lower the heat slightly and allow to cook for another 4 or 5 minutes or until tomatoes just start to soften. Season with salt and pepper if you like, serve and prepare to enjoy!

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Comments to: Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

  • I Donna Kimmich

    I became a late gardener but got the garden bug after I retired. One of the first things I did
    was ti create a small garden about 7 by 10. Ground full of rocks and stone but we cleared
    as much as possible and I planted my first crop, green beans, then peppers and tomatoes.
    I have harvested much and take the overflow to Well Help . I pickled the cukes and froze
    many of the tomatoes. I have always made jam and jelly. One time we made sauer kraut and I have made mince meat which was very good. Such fun.
    My prayer is that people learn to cook with what ever is at hand..Potatoes are often
    2.00 for 10lbs and quality canned veggies for as low as 59 cents per can. I’LL

  • Donna,
    Isn’t it wonderful to find something you love, love, love “later in life”.I totally agree with you when you say that your prayer is that people learn to cook with whatever is at hand. Gardeners are so very blessed with fresh food. I also love to hear that you share what you grow. I share my extra, and there is always extra, with family and friends that cannot garden because of serious health problems or age. Neighbors also receive garden produce. That is why I love my garden – it not only feeds us but many others. Keep gardening – spring is near!

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