Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe was submitted to TOH Healthy Cooking and was a runner up in the From the Herb Garden June/July 2010 issue. The recipe is being updated to reflect the use of fresh herbs as that is how it was entered in the contest. It is a wonderful way to serve fresh green beans.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the green beans and water in a large skillet.
  2. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat; steam 5 to 8 minutes or until crisp tender.
  3. Drain well and set aside.
  4. Over medium-high heat, heat oil in skillet; add rosemary until fragrant.
  5. Add onion, garlic and shallots; saute 1 minute.
  6. Add green beans; saute 3 minutes.
  7. Add tomatoes and basil; saute 2 minutes.
  8. Serve.
Most Helpful

A very good way to spruce up ordinary green beans! I made these exactly as the recipe states, except I used butter instead of olive oil to saute everything in. I did shock the green beans in some ice water to keep them bright green before sauteing with everything. I think these would be delicious right before serving to freshly grate some Parmesan cheese over top. Overall they had great flavor and made a great side dish. Thank you for the recipe!

*pink* July 25, 2016

Really terrific! Great way to use up the beans, tomatoes and herbs in the garden! Thank you!

ms.susan September 16, 2015