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Shallot & Basil Green Beans

When you have fresh basil on hand, you'll definitely want to utilize it in this tantalizing side dish.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Directions

  • Place beans in a small saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute shallots in oil until tender. Stir in the sugar, salt and pepper.
  • Drain beans and add to skillet. Add basil and lemon zest; toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 83 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 306mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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