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Herb-Buttered Green Beans

 Herb-Buttered Green Beans
Dishes don't have to be elaborate in order to be delicious. Rosemary, basil, oregano and parsley season green beans for a simple, yet special, dinner accompaniment.—Tamara Trouten, Fort Wayne, Indiana
8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped celery
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/3 cup butter

Directions

  • Place beans in a steamer basket; place in a Dutch oven over 1 in. of
  • water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 7-9 minutes or until
  • crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the onion, celery, sesame seeds,
  • garlic and seasonings in butter until vegetables are tender. Add the
  • beans; toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 112 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 286 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.