Green Beans with Basil and Cherry Tomatoes Recipe


This is a colorful and full–flavored Green Beans with Basil and Cherry Tomatoes Recipe side dish. The combinations of both purple and green beans are interesting. Take note that the purple beans turn green after cooking.  If you love them raw, try the purple beans in a green salad.  They are beautiful!

This wonderful recipe, comments, and photos were shared with me by Karen Calanchini, Food Stylist and Photographer, of Redding, CA.


Green Beans with Basil and Cherry Tomatoes


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Green Beans with Basil and Cherry Tomatoes Recipe:
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
9 mins
Total Time
24 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Green Beans with Basil and Cherry Tomatoes Recipe
Servings: 6 servings
  1. Wash beans thoroughly in clear, cool water and then trim ends (if the beans are large, cut in half).

    Purple Green Beans
  2. Did you know that green beans are also available in various colors, such as purple and yellow?  Generally purple green beans and yellow green beans are identical in taste and texture to green green beans.  When purple green beans are added to boiling water, they turn green!

  3. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, bring water to a gentle boil.  Add trimmed green beans and cook, uncovered, approximately 8 to 9 minutes or cook to your preference.  Remove from heat and drain.  NOTE: The beans will continue to cook after you remove them from the heat source.  Either take them out just before they are cooked the way you like or plunge them in ice water immediately to stop the cooking process.

  4. In a non-stick sautpan melt the butter; stir in sugar, garlic salt, salt, pepper, and basil. 

  5. Add cherry tomatoes and stir gently. 

  6. Add cooked green beans, tossing gently, and serve.

  7. Makes 6 servings.

Recipe Notes

*  If you grow your own basil, there is a purple and green combination that is pretty in this dish, otherwise, use green sweet basil.


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