Tarragon Green Beans Recipe
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Tarragon Green Beans Recipe

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A mixture of celery, onion and green pepper adds a spark to this simple green bean side dish from Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana. It's pleasantly seasoned with dried tarragon and lemon-pepper, so its flavor complements most main-dish meats.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 cups fresh or frozen cut green beans
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt-free lemon-pepper seasoning
  • Pepper to taste

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 71 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 252mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the beans, water and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, saute the onion, celery and green pepper in butter until tender. Stir in the tarragon, lemon-pepper and pepper. Drain beans; add vegetable mixture and toss to coat. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Tarragon Green Beans in Quick Cooking December 2000, p14

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FriedaG User ID: 1671534 87709
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2008

"This is my favorite way of dressing up green beans. The tarragon and lemon-pepper seasoning don't overpower the natural tastiness of the beans. Many thanks to Ruby Williams for this recipe."

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