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Liked this recipe. Had some green beans needing using and this complimented our dinner of spicy bean burritos. I saw another posting of this same recipe, and it stated that the 2 tsp of basil was to be chopped, so I used fresh. I agree with the other reviewers that the beans were too crunchy. I actually parboiled them first and they were still a little too crunchy. I would boil a bit longer next time before adding them to the skillet. Thanks for posting this easy recipe.

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Dr. Jenny February 22, 2012

This was super simple and tasted very good. I used fresh basil and guessed the tsp measurement to be for dried - so used 2 tbs of fresh. Also used olive oil in place of the vegetable oil. This is close to the green beans I often make, but mine uses bacon and tomato. I guess that wouldn't be very vegetarian though eh? Made and Reviewed for Veg*N Swap 7 - Thanks! :)

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LilPinkieJ February 25, 2009

This is a nice out-of-the-ordinary side dish that goes together quickly. I wish the recipe stated whether to use fresh or dried basil. I used 2 t. fresh, then added another 2 t. hoping for more basil presence, which I didn't get. Next time I will add a little more or used dried, and also cut down on the onion amount a bit. Loved the kick from the Rotel tomatoes though! We all enjoyed these beans and they were quite nice with Black Bean Pie. Made for Vegan Swap 2 (9/08).

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Linorama September 12, 2008

Delicious ingredients but I prefer my beans to be less crunchy-just my personal preference. Next time I will simmer the beans in water for 5 minutes first to get them a bit tender. Then I would saute the onion and garlic, dump in the partially cooked beans, and proceed with the rest of the recipe directions. Thanks Kumquat the Cat's friend for posting. Made for Vegetable Swap.

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WiGal September 06, 2008

These green beans were great! At the end I realized I had somehow forgotten to add the green chilies. I had already served it before it happened, but my family and I enjoyed them even without the chilies so I'm sure it'll be more than 5 stars the next time I try it with! ;) I used fresh basil and this was really easy to throw together. Thanks!

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Enjolinfam July 18, 2008

Yumm... tasty, easy and healthy. That combo makes this a perfect addition to a weeknight meal. Only change I made was to leave out the oil, but otherwise kept to the recipe. Leftovers were good in my lunch the next day. Thanks for posting!

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VegSocialWorker February 21, 2008

These beans went perfectly with with my pork chop dinner. The tomatoes and basil are a perfect compliment to the beans and the lemon juice heightens the flavors even more. Thanks for sharing, Kumquat the Cat's Fried.

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Merlot November 30, 2007
Mexican Green Beans