Basil Green Beans

By Abby Henry Singh November 9, 2017Recipes, Sides

Vegetables play a very important role in a healthy diet. Here is quick and easy way to make flavorful green beans.


  • 1 lb. fresh green beans
  • 1 Tbsp. minced spring onion
  • 1/2 tsp. butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp. dried basil leaves
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Dash pepper


Trim and snap green beans into thirds. (You can do this ahead of time.) Mince onion.

Put water on to boil to steam beans. As soon as water boils, steam beans for 12 to 17 minutes or until tender.

Melt butter or margarine and sauté onions until tender. Add steamed beans, basil, garlic powder and pepper.

Toss beans with basil sauce to coat evenly and serve.

Makes 4 servings.

Per serving: 46 calories, 1 g total fat (0 g saturated fat), 8 g carbohydrates, 2 g protein, 1 g dietary fiber, 7 mg sodium.

Recipe from the American Institute for Cancer Research.

Abby Henry Singh

Author Abby Henry Singh

Manger Content, Outreach, and Outcomes Abby Henry Singh is a native of Sevierville, Tennessee, and a graduate of Belmont University with a bachelor’s degree in English and history. She has been a member of PearlPoint Cancer Support for over 5 years. Previously, Singh was the Program and Outreach Manger for the Lupus Foundation of America, Mid-South Chapter where she worked to raise disease awareness and support those diagnosed with the disease through educational programs. She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and the Belmont English alumni book club.

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