7 net carbs

Green Beans with Avocado

This recipe for green beans with mashed avocado is a delicious and nutritious side dish packed with wholesome ingredients and a mouthwatering combination of textures and tastes.

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Green Beans with Avocado

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Low-Carb Green Beans with Avocado

Total Diabetes Wellness
Looking for a delicious and nutritious side dish that's bursting with flavor? Look no further than this recipe for sautéed green beans with avocado! Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight side, this dish combines crisp-tender green beans with creamy, mashed avocado, zesty green onions, and fragrant cilantro for a mouthwatering combination of textures and tastes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Veggies and Sides
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Net Carbs 7 g
*Net carbs are per serving


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 large avocados
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 green onions, green parts diced
  • chopped fresh cilantro (optional)


  • In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.
    Top view of olive oil heating in a skillet.
  • Cook the green beans for 3-5 minutes until they are crisp tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste (optional).
    Top view of fresh green beans sauteeing in a skillet.
  • Add peeled and pitted avocados to a large mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mash with a fork.
    Top view of mashed avocado in a glass bowl.
  • Mix the green onions into the avocado.
    Top view of mashed avocado and green onions in a glass bowl.
  • Add the green beans and chopped cilantro (optional), stir until well combined. Enjoy!
    Top view of low-carb green beans with avocado in a glass mixing bowl.




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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this low-carb green beans with avocado recipe Keto?

No, we do not consider this recipe Keto. Total Diabetes Wellness classifies our veggie and side dishes as Keto if they are 5 net carbs or less. This green beans with avocado recipe has 7 net carbs per serving.

Is this low-carb green beans with avocado recipe gluten-free?

Yes! This recipe is gluten-free.

Storage and Reheating Guidelines

  • Make-ahead: This recipe tastes the best when fresh! We recommend making it when you’ll be serving the dish.
  • Storing leftovers: Store leftover green beans with avocado in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. We recommend lightly spritzing leftovers with lemon juice to help keep the avocado from turning brown. 
  • Freezing instructions: We don’t recommend freezing this recipe. The texture of avocados can change when frozen and thawed.
  • To reheat: Reheat leftover green beans with avocado in the microwave on low heat.

Additional Details

Green beans with avocado is a vibrant and satisfying dish that combines the crispness of green beans with the creamy richness of avocado. This low-carb recipe is not only delicious but also packed with essential nutrients and beneficial for individuals with diabetes.

Background and Benefits for People with Diabetes

Green beans are an excellent addition to a diabetes-friendly diet due to their low glycemic index and high fiber content. They are also rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as folate, which promotes heart health. Avocado, on the other hand, is a superfood known for its healthy fats and low carbohydrate content. It provides a creamy texture and adds a dose of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats to this dish.

The combination of green beans and avocado not only creates a delightful taste but also helps regulate blood sugar levels, aids in weight management, and supports overall health for individuals with diabetes.

Preparation Tips

Selecting Fresh Ingredients:

  • Choose bright green and firm green beans without any signs of wilting.
  • Look for ripe, but not overly soft, avocados with a slight give when gently squeezed.

Preparing the Green Beans:

  • Trim off the ends of the green beans.
  • Blanch the green beans in boiling water for a few minutes until they become bright green and tender-crisp.
  • Immediately transfer them to an ice bath to preserve their vibrant color and halt the cooking process.

Avocado Selection and Preparation:

  • Cut the avocado lengthwise, remove the pit, and scoop out the flesh with a spoon.
  • Gently slice or dice the avocado into bite-sized pieces.

Enhancing the Flavor:

  • Consider adding a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice to the avocado to prevent oxidation and add a tangy flavor.
  • Season the dish with your choice of herbs, such as fresh cilantro, basil, or dill, to complement the flavors.

Green Beans with Avocado Variations

Warm Salad Variation:

  • Serve the green beans and avocado warm by tossing them together in a skillet with a touch of olive oil, garlic, and spices.
  • Top the warm salad with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese for an added savory kick.

Cold Salad Variation:

  • Refrigerate the blanched green beans and avocado before combining them.
  • Add cherry tomatoes, red onions, and a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette for a refreshing cold salad.

Protein Boost:

  • Include grilled chicken, shrimp, or tofu to make it a complete and satisfying meal.

Topping Ideas:

  • Garnish the dish with toasted almond slivers or chopped walnuts for added crunch and healthy fats.
  • For a burst of freshness, sprinkle some pomegranate arils or citrus zest on top.

Storage Instructions

To store leftover green beans with avocado, transfer them to an airtight container and refrigerate. Consume within 2-3 days for optimal freshness. Note that avocados may oxidize and turn brown over time, so squeezing some lemon or lime juice over the dish before storing can help delay this process.

Green beans with avocado is a delightful and diabetes-friendly recipe that offers a balance of flavors, textures, and beneficial nutrients. Incorporating this dish into a low-carb diet can provide a range of health benefits, including better blood sugar management and improved heart health.

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