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Green Beans Provencale

Garlic, tomatoes and olive oil are wonderful ingredients often found in Southern French cooking. In this dish, they complement the green beans perfectly. Paula Wharton — El Paso, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Place beans in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the onions, shallot, garlic and rosemary in oil until vegetables are tender. Add the green beans, tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper; saute 2-3 minutes longer or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 70 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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  • ppolen
    Oct 21, 2015

    A tasty side dish! Will definitely make these again.

  • justmbeth
    May 12, 2014

    Great flavors! Nice, light, and easy to assemble.

  • joswan
    Nov 11, 2012

    These are awesome. I have fixed these for a healthy side for Thanksgiving for the last 2 years.

  • jmkasprak
    Apr 24, 2012

    This makes ordinary green beans special. Because it had an Italian feel to it, the beans didn't seem to go very well with my ham loaf and spicy sweet potatoes. It would be excellent with meatloaf.

  • Springfire
    Oct 19, 2011

    Refreshing take on a green beans mixture. Seemed rather fancy for fairly easy preperation. Will make again!

  • spect8r
    Aug 2, 2011

    Tasty, easy last-minute addition to a meal using canned cut green beans .

  • kayakbabe1
    Jan 30, 2011

    Easy and delicious green beans.

  • ejshellabarger
    Oct 24, 2010

    No comment left

  • aubsmc
    May 21, 2010

    LOVE this recipe! I made this with frozen green beans, fresh chives in place of shallots and green onions, and small vine tomatoes in place of grape tomaotes and it still turned out fantastic. This recipe is definitly a keeper.

  • hiemenz
    May 15, 2010

    Had this tonight for supper. We thought it was very good. Didn't have fresh green beans so I used frozen and it worked out well. We loved the olive oil and rosemary flavor