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Green Beans Provence

 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.