Monday, March 16, 2009

I wish this had a fancier name


Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

Yeah, so I wish this had a better name. It sure deserves it! Is this the best way to get your veggies? Well no, we are about to coat them in butter, but we are getting our veggies so just deal with it!

Again, another recipe where I (say it with me) didn't have to go to the store, woo hoo. This was honestly the best way I've ever had green beans. Take that green bean casserole!

INGREDIENTS (Nutrition)

* 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces (I used 1 pound frozen)
* 1 1/2 cups water (I used 1 cup)
* 1/4 cup butter (I used about half of this)
* 1 tablespoon sugar (I omitted completely as reviews suggested)
* 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt (I used about 1/2 tsp)
* 1/4 teaspoon pepper (1/8 tsp)
* 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil (1/2 tsp dry basil)
* 2 cups cherry tomato halves (I used quartered campari tomatoes)

DIRECTIONS

1. Place beans and water in a large saucepan. Cover, and bring to a boil. Set heat to low, and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain off water, and set aside.
2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in sugar, garlic salt, pepper and basil. Add tomatoes, and cook stirring gently just until soft. Pour the tomato mixture over the green beans, and toss gently to blend.

1 comment:

brannyboilsover said...

What a colorful side dish!

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