Green Beans with Sunflower Seeds

Number of Servings: 6 (87 g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 20 min.
Green Beans with Sunflower Seeds

This easy recipe makes a fantastic summertime side dish. Use whatever seeds is most convenient–pepitas would also work well.

Tip: If you’re not a fan of raw onion, make this a skillet dish and start by frying the onions until soft.


  • 1 lb. green beans, trimmed
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh oregano


  1. Place the beans in a saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a boil; reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook until tender (7-8 minutes).
  2. Drain beans. Toss remaining ingredients to serve.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 87 g

Amount per serving
Calories 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.5g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 200mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 38.8mg 2%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 195mg 4%
Vitamin A 26.8mcg 2%
Vitamin C 10.1mg 10%
Vitamin E 1.4mg 10%
Vitamin K 34.5mcg 30%
Thiamin 0.1mg 10%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 1.3mg 8%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 33.6mcg 8%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 1mcg 4%
Chloride 8.5mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.2mg 4%
Phosphorus 52mg 4%
Iodine 0.1mcg 0%
Magnesium 30.2mg 8%
Zinc 0.4mg 4%
Selenium 2.2mcg 4%
Copper 0.1mg 15%
Manganese 0.3mg 10%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 4.1mcg 10%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Green Beans, Onion, Sunflower Seeds, Garlic, Salt, Oregano, Black Pepper, Red Pepper Flakes.

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