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Tarragon Green Beans

 Tarragon Green Beans
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.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: One serving equals 74 calories, 4 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 274 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 vegetable, 1 fat.