Green Beans with Herbs

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


8-10 servings

Updated: Nov. 28, 2023
A wife and husband who both love to cook, Anne and Jesse Foust of Bluefield, West Virginia share this easy-to-fix side dish. After a taste, you're sure to agree that their recipe takes plain green beans to a higher level.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add the beans, onion and celery. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain. Sprinkle with the basil, rosemary, salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 25 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.