Herbed Green and Wax Beans

Photo: Gentl & Hyers; Styling: Kendra Smoot

Adding a bundle of herbs (bouquet garni) to the steaming liquid imparts subtle flavor and aroma to the vegetables.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup beans)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 49
  • Fat: 1.7g
  • Saturated fat: 0.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 1.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 6.9g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg
  • Iron: 0.9mg
  • Sodium: 161mg
  • Calcium: 36mg

Ingredients

  • 4 thyme sprigs
  • 4 parsley sprigs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 pound fresh yellow wax beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

  1. 1. Tie thyme, parsley, and bay leaf together with twine. Place in a large skillet with 1 cup water. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute. Add beans; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain well; discard herbs. Place beans in a bowl. Add oil and remaining ingredients; toss well to coat.
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