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herbed green beans

Herbed Green Beans

This simple side dish of herbed green beans is fast, fresh and tasty.  Our kids gobble them up!

I’ve actually had this recipe in my collection for many, many years, evidenced by the fact that it’s in my mom’s handwriting.  Gotta love the recipes that originate from your childhood AND coincide with your eating convictions.

We love this side dish best with roasted chicken and have even had it recently with our Butternut Squash Lasagna. 

If you don’t have fresh green beans on hand, chopped asparagus would be a great substitute as well.

Herbed Green Beans
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Recipe type: Side/Salad
Serves: 5
  • herbed green beans
  • 2 TBLspn extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb fresh green beans, washed, trimmed and cut
  • 2-3 TBLspn unsalted butter
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ tspn dried rosemary, crushed
  • ¼ tspn dried basil, crushed (we use a mortar and pestle)
  • Salt (optional)
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium heat.
  2. Add green beans and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add garlic, onion, butter, and herbs.
  4. Cook 10 more minutes, until beans are tender.
  5. Add salt if desired.

(Green Beans Photo Credit: Sarah .K via Compfight cc)

2 comments… add one
  • Diane Grant March 26, 2013, 4:37 pm

    Thank you for tonight’s dinner side dish….it sounds yummy and healthy. We eat fresh, organic so this fits in with our eating convictions as well. Thank you!

    • Bonnie (site owner) March 26, 2013, 8:29 pm

      You’re welcome, Diane!

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