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Green Beans and Carrots

Here's a quick vegetable idea I got from my sister's daughter in law Ingrid.
Summer Savoury is the secret to the wonderful flavour of this simple side dish.
Adjust the amounts of vegetables to number of guests you are serving.
One thing to remember when cooking any vegetables is to not over cook them.
  • carrots, cut into sticks
  • fresh green beans
  • 1-2 sprigs fresh or dried Summer Savoury
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt

  1. Cut carrots into sticks and place in a pot with water and 1/2 tsp salt
  2. Place fresh green beans in another pot along with the Summer Savoury. Add water to cover about 1/2 the beans.
  3. Bring both pots to a boil. Carrots are good boiled till done, but you want to steam the beans until they are fork tender. You do not want either of the veggies over cooked and mushy.
  4. While the veggies are cooking in a small fry pan saute onions in the butter.
  5. Drain veggies well and remove Summer Savoury. Toss veggies together with the sauteed onions. Serve immediately.


  1. This is not a combination that I would have thought of but it looks really good!

  2. I'm always looking for new ways to serve fresh vegetables and this looks delicious; we'll definitely be trying it!

  3. This is like a aha moment. Of course summer savory would be a perfect compliment to the fresh green beans. Great photo.

  4. Yum. I can taste it already! A perfect combination.

  5. I'm not familiar with Summer Savory. Is this something I can find at my local grocery? Looks yummy!

  6. This is a veggie combo I use often. I love the thought of summer savoury and onion with it. I usually do basil and honey so it will be nice to have a savoury option.

  7. I often cook green beans and onions with summer savory, when I can find it. Next time I will add carrots. I was excited to find summer savory at a Mennonite bulk foods shop in a town near me and bought a lot. The first time I used it, I realized it is plain savory. Not the same!

  8. Oh this makes me long for fresh herbs from the garden. So many great hints in the comments too. Thanks for sharing everyone!

  9. We had this for supper tonite. It is a nice change from the usual green beans. I used real butter to get the best flavor.

  10. It sounds and looks delish! I'm going to put that on the menu. Thanks for sharing. :)

  11. Hello, what is summer savoury?

  12. Summer savoury is a herb. It is sometimes hard to find. Try planting some this can dry it and then you will have it all year long.


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