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Shallot & Basil Green Beans Recipe
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Shallot & Basil Green Beans Recipe

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When you have fresh basil on hand, you'll definitely want to utilize it in this tantalizing side dish.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 83 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 306 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. Place beans in a small saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute shallots in oil until tender. Stir in the sugar, salt and pepper.
  3. Drain beans and add to skillet. Add basil and lemon peel; toss to coat. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Shallot & Basil Green Beans in Reminisce December/January 2012, p52

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