Green Beans Provence Recipe
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Green Beans Provence Recipe

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Crisp-tender green beans are paired with tomatoes for a colorful and nutritious side. Dressed with fresh basil and just enough vinegar to add a bit of tang, this side compliments most any entree. Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon tarragon vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash salt

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 60 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 46 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 4 to 7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and immediately place beans in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  2. In a large bowl, combine beans and tomatoes. Combine the basil, vinegar, oil, garlic, pepper and salt; drizzle over beans and toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Green Beans Provence in Healthy Cooking April/May 2009, p15

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Reviewed Mar. 2, 2016

"Delicious! Brought back summer!!! I had this as a side salad with a casserole of spaghetti squash & chicken Parmesan. Went well with this. I didn't have fresh basil so I stirred in a little basil puree that I made last fall. Will make this again!"

Reviewed Apr. 5, 2015

"We love this dish except we use a balsamic vinegar/reduction combo instead of the terragon vinegar."

Reviewed Nov. 12, 2012

"Absolutely love it! I have made this many times. I can eat the whole thing by myself!!"

Reviewed Apr. 29, 2011

"Completely fantastic. I don't have the tarragon vinegar, I just use red wine vinegar instead."

Reviewed Jun. 1, 2010

"I made this simple dish for our Memorial Day picnic and it was hands down, the favorite side dish of the event. Thanks for posting this delicious, heathly dish."

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