Green Beans Provence
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
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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.