Mexican green beans with tomatoes, oregano and bay leaf.

Mexican Green Beans

Mexican green beans, a healthy green bean recipe and a perfect low carb side dish made with onions, tomatoes and spices.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword green beans
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 84kcal


  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut
  • 1/2 cup roma tomato, seeded and diced (4 oz)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion (1 oz)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil or good olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter, ghee, or another tbsp of oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 whole bay leaf, crumbled
  • 1 tsp chicken base
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano, minced (or 1/4 tsp. dry but fresh tastes different)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste



  • Wash, trim and cut beans. Cut tomato in half and squeeze gently over the trash can to remove seeds, then dice. Chop onion and mince garlic and fresh oregano (if using).


  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. When hot, add the onion, garlic, tomato, and bay leaf until the onion begins to soften. Add the chicken base, water, other tablespoon of oil, oregano, cumin and green beans. Stir to coat the beans and loosely cover with a piece of foil or a lid. Cook for 4 minutes or until the beans are cooked to your preference. 
  • Add butter adjust seasoning by adding salt, pepper, or more oregano and cumin. Serve. 

*See post for additional ingredient ideas.


    I visually divide my veggies. I do not know how much volume a serving is as it depends on how long the pieces of green beans are. If this is divided between 4 people, the net carbs is 5 per person. 
    Nutrition Facts
    Mexican Green Beans
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 84 Calories from Fat 63
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 7g11%
    Carbohydrates 6g2%
    Fiber 3g13%
    Protein 1g2%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


    Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Fiber: 3g