Green Beans with Basil, Balsamic and Parmesan

  • 15 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 2 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 6


  • 159


  • 11g


  • 12g


  • 5g




  • 1.5 lbs Trimmed Green Beans
  • 2 Shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¾ Cup Fresh Basil, chopped
  • ¾ Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • DDairy:

    Substitute parmesan cheese for a non-dairy cheese alternative or omit


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Prepare Ice Bath Prepare an ice bath (a large bowl filled with ice water).

  • 3.

    Cook Green Beans Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the trimmed green beans and cook for approximately two minutes, or until cooked, but still crisp. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the green beans from the pot to the prepared ice bath to stop the cooking process.

  • 4.

    Combine All Ingredients & Serve Drain the green beans. In a large bowl, toss the green beans with the shallots, balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, chopped basil, and parmesan cheese. Stir to combine. Salt and pepper, to taste and enjoy.

  • 5.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe adapted from

Nourishment Notes

Green Beans

Green beans are a great source of vitamins A, C, and K. Vitamin C is not only important for the immune system, but it’s a powerful antioxidant, helping to protect cells from damage.

Fatigue Buster

  • Green Beans

    Purchase trimmed, washed green beans.

  • Parmesan Cheese

    Purchase grated parmesan cheese.

  • Basil

    Instead of using fresh basil, sprinkle liberally with dried basil.

  • Use a Food Processor

    Use a mini food processor to finely chop shallots.

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