Green Beans with Summer Savory

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“In this side dish, substitute winter savory if you’d rather or if it’s more convenient, but use a light hand. These beans are delicious with wine-braised chicken.”

Green Beans with Summer Savory


  • 1/2 small onion minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh summer savory minced; or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 pound green beans trimmed and cut in 2-inch lengths
  • Water


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, sauté the onion in the butter until soft but not brown.
  2. Add the salt, pepper, savory, and flour, and cook, stirring for 2 minutes.
  3. In another pot, boil the beans in water to cover or steam them in a small amount of water until just tender.
  4. Slowly stir 1/2 cup of the bean cooking water into the onion mixture and bring the mixture to a boil. Immediately add the cooked, drained beans.
  5. Transfer to a bowl and serve.