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Microwave Herbed Green Beans

 Microwave Herbed Green Beans
Rosemary and basil complement green beans, celery and onion in this savory side dish from Ruth Andrewson of Peck, Idaho. "My mother always cooked with fresh herbs from her garden," she writes. "Now I find myself doing the same."
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil


  • Place the beans and water in a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and
  • microwave on high for 3 to 4-1/2 minutes or until tender; set aside.
  • In another dish, combine the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook
  • on high for 1-1/2 minutes or until onion is tender. Drain beans.
  • Drizzle with onion mixture; toss to coast.
  • Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 45 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 28 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein.