Green Beans Braised with Tomatoes and Basil

Green Beans Braised With Tomatoes And Basil Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)

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Many versions of this simple, fresh, and flavorful contorno (vegetable side dish) are served in Italy. Lightly braising the green beans cooks them to a pleasingly crisp yet tender texture.

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Serves:
6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 3 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 c
    white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 lb
    green beans, trimmed
  • 2 large
    plum tomatoes, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 c
    fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1/2 c
    water

How to Make Green Beans Braised with Tomatoes and Basil

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and garlic and saute until onion softens slightly, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add green beans, tomatoes, basil leaves, and 1/2 cup water.
  4. Cook until beans are crisp-tender, stirring and tossing occasionally, about 10 minutes.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Transfer to bowl and serve.

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About Green Beans Braised with Tomatoes and Basil

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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