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. The original idea for this recipe came from allrecipes.com.
I made my own tweaks, of course, by cutting the amount of butter in half and eliminating the sugar from the sauce. However, if you like sweet tomato sauces, go for it. Sugar and tomatoes together are just a no-go for me. Tomatoes are meant for salt and pepper and herbs. No sugar, but thank you anyway.
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 green beans trimmed (I use frozen)
- 1 ½ cups water
- 2 tblsp butter
- ¾ tsp garlic salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 1 ½ tsp chopped fresh basil
- 2 cups cherry tomato halves
- 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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Lana Stuart is the cook and occasional traveler here at Never Enough Thyme. Lana has been cooking since she was tall enough to reach the stove and started this blog in 2009 to share her delicious home cooking recipes. You'll find about 700 recipes here so there's sure to be something your family will like!
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