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Green Beans with Tomatoes & Basil Recipe

Green Beans with Tomatoes & Basil Recipe

Here’s a fast and easy way to dress up fresh green beans. Basil adds bright flavor, while lemon juice and garlic bring spring to mind. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 shallot, halved and sliced
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil

Directions

  • 1. Place green beans in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet saute shallot in butter until tender. Add the garlic, sugar, lemon juice, salt, parsley and pepper; cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in beans and tomatoes; heat through. Sprinkle with basil. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 83 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 240 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Reviews for Green Beans with Tomatoes & Basil

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2012

"Will make this again and again. Wonderful flavor but I will not steam the vegetables. That took forever at high altitude!! I had to boil the beans after steaming for 20 min. and they still were not done."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

"Very tasty! Could've eaten the shallot mixture all by itself - very good flavors which complemented each other nicely!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 9, 2011

"It's unique in a marvelous way. Absolutely delicious and beautiful. Even the left overs got eaten the next day!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"This dish not only looks great it has a delicious taste."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2011

"Very tasty! Found it in the magazine, though - good thing, as this post does not have the ingredients written out!"

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