Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

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  • Published Dec 24th
  • Ready In20m
  • Servings6
  • Calories122

These beans are briefly boiled and tossed with cherry tomatoes in a buttery basil sauce to make the most yummy green beans ever! We serve these at Easter Dinner every year but are a delicious accent to any meal.

Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes for 6 servings:

  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 cups cherry tomato halves

Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes Cooking Instructions

  • Prep5m
  • Cook15m
  • Ready In20m

To cook Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes, you need about 5 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes is about 15 minutes , and you can serve your Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes within 20 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes easily:

  1. 1 Place beans and water in a large saucepan. Cover, and bring to a boil. Set heat to low, and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain off water, and set aside.
  2. 2 Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in sugar, garlic salt, pepper and basil. Add tomatoes, and cook stirring gently just until soft. Pour the tomato mixture over the green beans, and toss gently to blend.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 122 calories; 8 grams of fat; 12.6 grams of carbohydrates; 2.6 grams of protein; 20 milligrams of cholesterol; 294 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Aug 12th 2012

    I omitted the sugar on purpose and the basil because I forgot, but these were still delicious without either. I chose to use fresh minced garlic rather than garlic salt, but I do think that ...

  2. Feb 19th 2006

    I made this for for a small dinner party and it came out very good. I did skip the sugar and used grape tomatoes instead of cherry. I also sprinkled it with a mixture of italian bread crum ...

  3. Jan 11th 2006

    These were wonderful and looked absolutely beautiful! I used frozen whole green beans (16 oz), 1 cup of halved grape tomatoes, increased the fresh basil to 1T, and added more salt. Delicious!

  4. Jan 3rd 2006

    Yum! I thought these were excellent...a great way to get your vegetables in. I did what another user suggested and crumbled bacon on top and it was great! Will make again!

  5. Dec 15th 2005

    Love this recipe as is, have made it often, but as a variation I add a little minced fresh garlic and onions to the butter, sugar, salt, pepper & basil.

  6. Nov 20th 2005

    A great idea to perk up ordinary green beans, but I found the addition of sugar to be distracting-- too sweet even with only a tablespoon. Mind you my husband and children had no complaints ...

  7. Sep 30th 2005

    Good recipe. I halved the butter and it was plenty. Next time I will use less sugar as it was a bit too sweet for my taste.

  8. Sep 2nd 2005

    This was very good! A neighbor went on vacation and he told me to help myself to his garden! He had a lot of green beans and cherry tomatoes so I found this recipe on the ingredient search ...

  9. Dec 28th 2004

    This outstanding vegetable dish had my vegetable-hating extended family raving at Thanksgiving dinner, and they REQUESTED it again for Christmas! Easy to prepare, BEAUTIFUL to present, good ...