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Microwave Herbed Green Beans

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


6 servings

Rosemary and basil complement green beans, celery and onion in this savory side dish from Ruth Andrewson of Peck, Idaho. "My mother always cooked with fresh herbs from her garden," she writes. "Now I find myself doing the same."


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil


  1. Place the beans and water in a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 3 to 4-1/2 minutes or until tender; set aside. In another dish, combine the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 1-1/2 minutes or until onion is tender. Drain beans. Drizzle with onion mixture; toss to coast.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 45 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 28mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.

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