Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes – A quick side dish perfect for roasted or fried chicken, pork, or even beef. Make it in minutes!
This is a nearly effortless, speedy side dish that compliments just about anything but is particularly good with roasted or baked chicken.
Sometimes a great meal, for me, is all about the sides. You always have to have that main focus on the plate, the star of the show, but that star is nothing without the supporting actors. A great side dish can really make or break a lovely dinner.
These green beans with cherry tomatoes is one recipe that I think can turn a great dinner into a fantastic dinner! It has just the right combination of flavors and colors to liven up almost any plate.
How to Make Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes
Assemble the ingredients.
Bring the beans and water to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic salt, pepper, and basil.
Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring gently just until soft.
Add the beans to the skillet with the tomato mixture and toss gently to blend.
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Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes
- 1 ½ pounds fresh or frozen green beans
- 1 ½ cups water
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ¾ teaspoon garlic salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 ½ teaspoons chopped fresh basil
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
- Bring the beans and water to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
- Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic salt, pepper and basil. Add the tomatoes and cook stirring gently just until soft. Add the beans to the skillet with the tomato mixture and toss gently to blend.
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