Basil Green Beans
Basil and lemon-pepper really come through with this speedy way to dress up frozen green beans. "My husband and I find that being retired does not mean we're idle," remarks Marilou Candela of Licking, Missouri. "Some days we're very busy, so this side dish is a favorite."
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
- 2 cups frozen French-style green beans
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
- Salt to taste, optional
- Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until beans are tender.
Nutrition Facts1/2 cup: 42 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 32mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.
Originally published as Basil Green Beans in Quick Cooking January/February 2000