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Green Beans with Thyme

 Green Beans with Thyme
Chopped onion, thyme and other seasonings give fresh green beans great flavor.—Doris Dibert, Everett, Pennsylvania
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika

Directions

  • In a 3-qt. saucepan, combine beans, water and salt; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, saute the onion in butter until
  • tender. Add parsley, lemon juice, thyme and paprika. Drain beans;
  • add butter mixture and toss to coat. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 58 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 240 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.