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Basil Green Beans

 Basil Green Beans
Basil and lemon-pepper really come through with this speedy way to dress up frozen green beans. "My husband and I find that being retired does not mean we're idle," remarks Marilou Candela of Licking, Missouri. "Some days we're very busy, so this side dish is a favorite."
3 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen French-style green beans
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • Salt to taste, optional

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce
  • heat; cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until beans are tender.
  • Yield: 3 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 cup (prepared with salt-free lemon-pepper and reduced-fat margarine and without salt) equals 42 calories, 32 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g protein, 2 g fat, 3 g fiber. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.