Basil Green Beans

Basil and shallots add fresh flavor to these quick and simple Basil Green Beans.


Serves 4 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 44
Fat 2.4 g
Satfat 0.3 g
Sodium 152 mg


2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 cup thinly sliced shallots
2 cups 2-inch-cut trimmed green beans
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons thinly sliced basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add shallots; sauté 2 minutes. Add green beans and water. Cover and cook 4 minutes. Stir in basil, salt, and pepper.

Mary Drennen,

Cooking Light

May 2013
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