Herbed Green and Wax Beans

4 servings


  • 4 thyme sprigs
  • 4 parsley sprigs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 pound fresh yellow wax beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation: Tie thyme, parsley, and bay leaf together with twine. Place in a large skillet with 1 cup water. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute.
Add beans; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain well; discard herbs. Places beans in a bowl. Add oil and remaining ingedients; toss well to coat.

Notes: Adding a bundle of herbs (bouquet garni) to the steaming liquid imparts subtle flavor and aroma to the vegetables.

Serv. Size: About 1 cup beans

Amount Per Serving

Cals: 49 From Fat: na

Total Fat: 1.7g

Cholesterol: 1mg

Sodium: 161mg

Total Carb: 6.9g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Sugars: na

Protein: 1.7g