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Green Beans Provence

Crisp-tender green beans are paired with tomatoes for a colorful and nutritious side. Dressed with fresh basil and just enough vinegar to add a bit of tang, this side compliments most any entree. Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon tarragon vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash salt


  • Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 4 to 7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and immediately place beans in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  • In a large bowl, combine beans and tomatoes. Combine the basil, vinegar, oil, garlic, pepper and salt; drizzle over beans and toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 60 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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  • annrms
    Mar 2, 2016

    Delicious! Brought back summer!!! I had this as a side salad with a casserole of spaghetti squash & chicken Parmesan. Went well with this. I didn't have fresh basil so I stirred in a little basil puree that I made last fall. Will make this again!

  • LeanneBosch
    Apr 5, 2015

    We love this dish except we use a balsamic vinegar/reduction combo instead of the terragon vinegar.

  • samanthaphill
    Nov 12, 2012

    Absolutely love it! I have made this many times. I can eat the whole thing by myself!!

  • Pinstripes
    Apr 29, 2011

    Completely fantastic. I don't have the tarragon vinegar, I just use red wine vinegar instead.

  • Eifel
    Jun 1, 2010

    I made this simple dish for our Memorial Day picnic and it was hands down, the favorite side dish of the event. Thanks for posting this delicious, heathly dish.

  • HayRiver
    Oct 10, 2009

    Best recipe for green beans I have ever tried; every bite bursts with flavor. Even my 3 year old can't stop eating these!