Tomato & Green Bean Casserole with Spicy Herb Pesto

Tomato & Green Bean Casserole with Spicy Herb Pesto

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From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2017

No gloppy canned soup in this healthy green bean casserole recipe. Simply give cilantro, parsley or chives (or a mix of all three) a whirl in the food processor to make the pesto-like sauce that ties the casserole together.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 2 pounds green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • ½ cup chopped fresh herbs, such as cilantro, parsley and/or chives
  • ½ cup salted roasted shelled pistachios, divided
  • 1-3 tablespoons chopped jalapeño pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


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  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add green beans and cook until crisp-tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. Position a rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high.
  3. Combine herbs, ¼ cup pistachios, jalapeño to taste, lime juice, garlic, cumin and salt in a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped, scraping the sides once or twice. With the motor running, add oil and process until well combined.
  4. Pat the green beans dry and transfer to a 9-by-13-inch broiler-safe pan (or similar size 3-quart baking dish). Add the sauce and tomatoes and toss to combine. Sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Broil the casserole until the cheese is melted and beginning to brown, 4 to 6 minutes. Chop the remaining ¼ cup pistachios and sprinkle over the top.
  • Equipment: Broiler-safe baking dish

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 176 calories; 13 g fat(3 g sat); 4 g fiber; 11 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 50 mcg folate; 7 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,247 IU vitamin A; 21 mg vitamin C; 107 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 234 mg sodium; 385 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (35% daily value), Vitamin A (25% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1½ vegetable, 2 fat

Reviews 1

August 16, 2018
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By: cmo
Used just parsley and cilantro for the herbs with the garlic -- very tasty. Went very well with roasted chicken -- simple summer meal
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