Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil

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  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 5-6 leaves of sweet basil, torn
  • 2 cups halved red and yellow cherry tomatoes


  1. Wash beans, trim ends and cut in half if large.
  2. In a large saucepan, over medium heat, bring water to a boil.
  3. Add beans and cook, uncovered for about 8 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and drain.
  5. In a non-stick sauté pan, melt butter; stir in sugar, garlic powder, salt and pepper and basil.
  6. Add cherry tomatoes and stir gently.
  7. Add cooked green beans, tossing gently and serve.

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