Basil Beans

Basil Beans

"Since I grow lots of green beans and basil in my garden, this is a popular side dish in my home. These flavored beans round out a variety of meals. --Sue Gronholz, Columbus, Wisconsin"
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15 m servings
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  1. Place beans in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Place beans in a serving dish. Add the basil, butter, salt and pepper. Toss until butter is melted and beans are evenly coated. Serve immediately.

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I had never thought of using basil with green beans but this makes a very nice and healthy side dish. The only things i made different was using a little more basil and adding a sauteed onion.

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Good. Not remarkable obviously, because it's still just cooked green beans seasoned with basil. But good. I used butter rather than margarine and gave it a few shakes of California Garlic Salt.

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I had never thought of using basil with green beans but this makes a very nice and healthy side dish. The only things i made different was using a little more basil and adding a sauteed onion.

I thought these were great! And a interesting new way to use extra basil leaves. It needs less salt (I would say cut it in half), and a little more basil. It was such an easy and flavorful si...

Good. Not remarkable obviously, because it's still just cooked green beans seasoned with basil. But good. I used butter rather than margarine and gave it a few shakes of California Garlic Salt.

This was ok and then I ate it again on day two... It was so much better after the spices soaked in.

This was good. Fresh veggies and fresh herbs--what could be better? Use less butter and more basil maybe!

Flavorful green beans. I thought this had a bit of an Italian flavor due to the basil. They were tasty and we had none left. Thanks Sue for this great side dish!

Nice flavor. As another reviewer noted, they taste better the following day when the flavors have had time to meld. I only cooked my green beans 10 mins and should have gone a few minutes longer.

I have made this twice, now, and both times it has been delicious. The beans are just the right consistency and the basil adds a wonderful flavor.

These were ok. I thought they were missing something. I cooked them for about 20 mins but that was only because we like them a bit more tender other than that I followed the recipe exactly. mayb...

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