This year in our garden we have an abundance of green beans. Which I love. So I make these often. But only on the cooler summer days. Usually when it is steamy and unbearably hot outside we grill everything. This green bean toss is yummy. The basil sauce is sweet , which compliments the beans perfectly. Kids and adults alike ask for more!
Summer Green Bean Toss
1 1/2 - 2 lbs green beans, trimmed
1 3/4 c water
1/4 cup butter
1 T sugar
3/4 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 1/2 tsp chopped, fresh basil leaves
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1.Place the trimmed green beans and the water in a large saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil> Set heat to low and simmer about 10 minutes, until crisp tender. Drain and set aside.
2.In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add the sugar, garlic salt,pepper and basil. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring gently until just soft. Pour the tomato mixture into a bowl with the green beans and toss gently.