Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

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1 1⁄2poundfresh green beans
1 1⁄2cupwater
1⁄4cupbutter (or margarine)
3⁄4teaspoongarlic salt
1 1⁄2teaspoonfresh basil (chopped – or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil)
2cupcherry tomatoes (halved)
  fresh basil


Wash beans; trim ends, and remove strings. Cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces. Combine beans and water in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 min. Drain.

Melt butter in a skillet; stir in sugar, garlic salt, salt, pepper, and basil. Add tomatoes; stir gently, cooking just until soft. Pour tomatoes in sauce over beans; toss gently.

Transfer vegetable mixture to serving bowl; garnish with fresh basil.

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