Photographer: Burris, Ken
Publish Date: 2008-11-01
Yield: 4 servings, 1 cup each
Total Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Toasted nuts and fresh orange zest adorn these versatile green beans. Toast the nuts while you steam the beans and you have a polished addition to any meal ready in 15 minutes flat. Double it: Steam the green beans in a Dutch oven instead of a saucepan.
- 1 pound green beans, trimmed
- 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted (see Tip)
- Place a steamer basket in a large saucepan, add 1 inch of water and bring to a boil. Put green beans in the basket and steam until tender, about 6 minutes. Toss the green beans in a large bowl with oil, orange zest, salt, pepper and almonds.
Recipe Tips & Notes:
- Tip: To toast sliced almonds, place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.
Per serving: 84 calories; 4 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 3g mono unsaturated fat); 0 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 4 g fiber; 147 mg sodium; 206 mg potassium
Nutrtion Bonus: Vitamin C (20% daily value), Vitamin A (15% dv)
Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat
Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2
- Degree of Difficulty
- Special Health Consideration(s)
- Low Calorie
- Low Carb
- Low Sat Fat
- Low Cholesterol
- Low Sodium
- Heart Healthy
- Healthy Weight
- Seasons & Occassions
- New Year's
- Dish Type(s)
- Side Dishes
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