- 1 pound fresh green beans
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 to 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup chopped celery
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
- 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- Place beans and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook, uncovered, for 7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; add the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook for 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Reviews forGreen Beans with Basil
"Yesterday I looked in my ancient 1960s Better Homes and Gardens book and found this recipe. Was so excited that I could use basil and rosemary from my own backyard. Have to tell you, this recipe was a hit with me and with my company. Low in calories and high in flavor. Give it a try."
"Great! I also had some sliced mushrooms so I put those in with the celery & onion - great!"
"I changed it a bit, and it was amazing but with more garlic and basil and without onion and celery. the simpler the better."