Tarragon Green Beans

Tarragon Green Beans

"A mixture of celery, onion and green pepper adds spark to this simple green bean side dish. It's pleasantly seasoned with dried tarragon and lemon-pepper, so its flavor complements most main-dish meats."
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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.
  3. Drain beans; add vegetable mixture and toss to coat.

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  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals 74 calories, 274 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 9 gm carbohydrate, 2 gm protein, 4 gm fat, 2 gm fiber. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 vegetable, 1 fat. 6 servings.
  • (C) 2002 Reiman Media Group, Inc.

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Way to punch up the underappreciated green bean! I didn't measure ingredients, just kind of eyeballed seasonings to taste. I blanched the beans for about 5 minutes, put them in an ice bath to st...

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Well, the topping was very good, but the beans themselves were watery and bland. I think gently steaming them and skipping boiling would really help this dish out. Also, maybe a bit more tarra...

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Way to punch up the underappreciated green bean! I didn't measure ingredients, just kind of eyeballed seasonings to taste. I blanched the beans for about 5 minutes, put them in an ice bath to st...

Very good, strong tarragon flavor. I didn't use salt-free lemon pepper and I was grateful for the salt. The celery and green pepper adds some nice texture to the dish.

A good recipe to use fresh tarragon if you have it. I used red pepper instead of green. It gave a nice color instead of the drab green that you otherwise get.

Loved this! Very easy and delicious with Curried Rice Pilaf and Tilapia with Pineapple Salsa. We used a red pepper instead of green which made it more colorful. The spices made for an excellent ...

Delicious! They were perfectly cooked. I didnt have green peppers so I used a few orange bell peppers Instead. It was delicious. No leftovers for these veggies. Even my husband who hates green b...

I really liked this; but to make it really great there are a couple of changes that need to be made. First I used olive oil instead of margarine because it's healthier. Secondly 3/4 tsp of tarr...

Simple and fantastic taste. If you have never cooked with tarragon do it!! It is such am amazing flavor. Great on a steak as well!!

yummy! i used fresh green beans, and instead of the lemon pepper i used lemon zest! yum and fresh tasting!

I had a bountiful year with green beans and I have tried a lot of new recipes. THis by far is my favorite, and my families also. It's quick and I like that it can be a weekday dish. Thanks for s...

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