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Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes Recipe
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Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

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I FOUND that beans, basil and tomatoes make a very tasty combination of flavors, especially in summer, when all these ingredients can be garden fresh. I like to serve this pretty vegetable dish when entertaining. It's so colorful! -Shirley Heare, Fayetteville, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 3 fresh basil leaves

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 88 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 253 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. Place beans and water in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a skillet; stir in the sugar, basil, garlic salt, salt and pepper. Add tomatoes; saute until tender. Drain beans; top with tomato mixture. Garnish with basil. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes in Reminisce July/August 2000, p45

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