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Green Beans with Tomatoes & Basil

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

9 servings

Here’s a fast and easy way to dress up fresh green beans. Basil adds bright flavor, while lemon juice and garlic bring spring to mind. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Green Beans with Tomatoes & Basil Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 shallot, halved and sliced
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil

Directions

  1. Place green beans in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet saute shallot in butter until tender. Add the garlic, sugar, lemon juice, salt, parsley and pepper; cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in beans and tomatoes; heat through. Sprinkle with basil.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 83 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 240mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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