Green Bean Medley Recipe

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Onion, celery and carrots add additional color and crunch to this basic green bean side dish. I use savory grown in my garden in this recipe.—Janice Cox, Smithfield, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, halved
  • 1 medium onion, cut into rings
  • 1 celery rib, sliced
  • 2 to 3 carrots, cut into 2-inch strips
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons minced fresh savory or 2 to 3 teaspoons dried savory
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup water

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 41 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 20mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 vegetable.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon to a serving bowl. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Green Bean Medley in Taste of Home June/July 1995, p41

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