Green Beans with Shallots & Tarragon

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan.
  2. Add salt and beans.
  3. Bring to boil and simmer 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Beans should be tender but crisp, drain.
  5. Return beans to saucepan and add butter and shallots.
  6. Cook briefly but do not brown.
  7. Add tarragon, salt and pepper.
  8. Saute briefly and serve.


Most Helpful

The tarragon is perfect with the green beans. A match made in heaven.

Moor Driver August 25, 2008

Lovely, quick, good for company. This is incredibly good. I think this will be the only way we'll make green beans from now on. I sauteed the shallots in the butter for a minute or so to soften them up before putting the beans and tarragon in with them. We also used fresh tarragon and I can't imagine that it would have been nearly as good with dried tarragon (which tends to be a little flavorless).

Paris D August 23, 2008

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