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Tarragon Green Beans

Tarragon Green Beans

"A mixture of celery, onion and green pepper adds a spark to this simple green bean side dish from Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana. It's pleasantly seasoned with dried tarragon and lemon-pepper, so its flavor complements most main-dish meats."
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30 m servings
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  1. In a large saucepan, combine the beans, water and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, saute the onion, celery and green pepper in margarine until tender. Stir in the tarragon, lemon-pepper and pepper. Drain beans; add vegetable mixture and toss to coat.


  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals 74 calories, 4 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 274 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 vegetable, 1 fat.

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My family enjoyed this way of seasoning green beans. I found it easy, too, so I will definitely repeat.

We enjoyed this fresh take on the normally boring green bean side dish. I used fresh tarragon which makes a positive difference, as does butter instead of margarine.

I hadn't thought of using tarragon with green beans but I tried this and we really like it. I did make a few changes, I added 1/2 t turmeric, instead of lemon pepper, omitted the celery and gree...

This was very good.

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