Make Something Monday- Herbed Green Beans

My MSM today is an AMAZINGLY good recipe from Time Life. This has become our new favorite way to cook green beans, and other veggies can be done the same as well.


1 lb green beans
2 tsp olive oil
3 large thinly sliced shallots
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 tsp grated lemon zest
1/4 cup thinly sliced basil leaves (I never do this, but I’m sure it’s good with it)
lemon wedges, for garnish (If you like to fancy it up)


1. Bring 1/2 inch of water to boil in 10-inches covered nonstick skillet. Add green beans; simmer, covered over medium-low heat until tender-crisp, about 8 minutes. Drain in colander.

2. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and sugar; cook until softened and golden, about 2 minutes. Add salt, pepper and green beans. Cook, stirring until heated through, about 2 minutes.

3. Remove skillet from heat and stir in lemon zest and basil. Spoon onto serving plate. Garnish with lemon wedges, if desired and serve immediately.

OK, my picture is lame, but I totally forgot to take pictures while I was making it, and before we started eating. This is actually the few we had left over, dumped out of the tupperware I had it in and tossed onto the first plate I grabbed. Despite the lame picture, it really IS SO GOOD!

And since I decided my pics are so horrible, I took a picture of the recipe card picture! LOL!
Now, doesn’t that look SO MUCH BETTER?!?!


  1. I love green beans but that recipe make them look even better. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Yay!! Another easyish recipe for me.. the cooking challenged person! I love green beans and luckily so does everyone else in this house!!! I think your pictures look great!! They have to use fake food when the take those pics huh?

  3. Yummy my dear! I have one I do with bacon in it. It will post in a few weeks. Yes I’m crazy and have a whole years worth … LOL

    Thanks for stopping by hope you have a wonderful Monday 🙂

  4. Those look SO good! I will HAVE to make these when our green beans are ready in our garden. (It’ll be a while, though, they won’t even be planted for a few weeks-LOL!) 🙂

  5. shopannies says:

    sounds really tasty

  6. Jolly Mom says:

    These look great girl! And, the pics are not lame! I just printed the recipe-thank you!

    BTW, you are SO not getting pics of the fake eyelashes! Unless someone can figure out how to curl my natural lashes so I don’t look totally lame with lashes going into every direction-lol!

  7. That does look really good. My family loves green beans. I wonder if you can use any type of beans for that recipe. I have green, yellow and purple beans growing in my garden this year. I can’t wait for harvest time!

  8. SonyaAnn says:

    Thank you, I love trying new recipes! I’m glad that I found you.

  9. Mmm, I love green beans! Thanks for this recipe–my husband was getting bored of just the plain green beans (I love em plain, but he likes more flavor!)

  10. You can get Basil in a tube in the veggie section at the grocery store. It lasts a long time and adds WONDERFUL flavor to alot of different foods. I love it!

  11. SonyaAnn says:

    Stopped by again to see what you were up to and to say HI!

  12. Alesha, thanks for joining in the Food on Friday fun. Happy Easter

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