Herbed Green Beans

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This simple side dish of herbed green beans is fast, fresh and tasty.  Our kids gobble them up!

I’ve actually had this recipe in my collection for many, many years, evidenced by the fact that it’s in my mom’s handwriting.  Gotta love the recipes that originate from your childhood AND coincide with your eating convictions.

We love this side dish best with roasted chicken and have even had it recently with our Butternut Squash Lasagna. 

If you don’t have fresh green beans on hand, chopped asparagus would be a great substitute as well.

Herbed Green Beans

Course Side/Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Author Bonnie Hershey


  • 2 TBL extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb fresh green beans washed, trimmed and cut
  • 2-3 TBL unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp dried rosemary crushed
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil crushed (we use a mortar and pestle)
  • Salt optional


  • Mix herbs together in a small bowl.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet on medium heat.
  • Add green beans and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add garlic, onion, butter, and herbs to green beans.
  • Cook 10 more minutes, until beans are tender.
  • Add salt if desired.

(Green Beans Photo Credit: Sarah .K via Compfight cc)


Bonnie Hershey currently serves as a business and nutrition coach with their business, Hershey Holistic Health. She holds an undergrad degree in education, and a certification in Practical Nutrition from the Northwest Academy of Practical Nutrition. She has over 20 years of leadership experience and enjoys encouraging others in their personal growth.


Diane Grant · March 26, 2013 at 4:37 pm

5 stars
Thank you for tonight’s dinner side dish….it sounds yummy and healthy. We eat fresh, organic so this fits in with our eating convictions as well. Thank you!

    Bonnie (site owner) · March 26, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    You’re welcome, Diane!

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