Basil and Tomato Green Beans

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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2 pounds green beans, ends trimmed

2 tablespoons butter

1 large shallot, chopped

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup white wine

1 medium tomato, diced

2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, chiffonade


  1. Add the green beans to a large pot of boiling salted water. Cook until bright green, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove green beans from the boiling water and plunge into ice water to stop the cooking. Drain well.
  2. In a large heavy skillet, melt butter. Saute the shallot over medium heat until soft. Add red pepper flakes, salt, pepper and green beans. Toss together cooking for a minute more. Add the white wine and tomato and cook until the wine has reduced; about 3 minutes. Add the basil and season with salt and pepper, to taste