I’ve made this recipe several times and I’m always surprised how tasty it is. I think the trick is the small amount of sugar combined with the basil; the sweetness highlights these in-season veggies (the green beans are from my farm share).
Basil Green Beans with Tomatoes
Adapted from Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes
1 lb. green beans, trimmed
1 c. grape tomatoes, halved
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
salt & pepper to taste
Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. While water is heating, cut beans in halves or thirds so the pieces are similar in length to your grape tomatoes. Once water is boiling, add green beans and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain water and return the pot of beans to the stove over medium-low heat.
Add remaining ingredients to the pot, stirring for a few minutes until sugar is dissolved and tomatoes begin to soften.
Serve warm or room temperature.