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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@lazyme5909

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.

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

Ingredients

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

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