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Microwave Herbed Green Beans

Rosemary and basil complement green beans, celery and onion in this savory side dish from Ruth Andrewson of Peck, Idaho. "My mother always cooked with fresh herbs from her garden," she writes. "Now I find myself doing the same."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil


  • Place the beans and water in a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 3 to 4-1/2 minutes or until tender; set aside. In another dish, combine the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 1-1/2 minutes or until onion is tender. Drain beans. Drizzle with onion mixture; toss to coast.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 45 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 28mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • lasvegas2008
    Jan 30, 2009

    was not the highly impressed not a good mixture with the beans. Jutan opinion.

  • Colleen1734
    Oct 24, 2008

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