1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Place beans in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
Place beans in a serving dish. Add the basil, butter, salt and pepper. Toss until butter is melted and beans are evenly coated. Serve immediately.