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Blue Cheese-Walnut Green Beans

May/June 2009

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Tender-crisp green beans tossed with creamy blue cheese and topped with toasted walnuts pair well with grilled steak or chicken.



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"I used frozen green beans in a steamer bag and steamed them two minutes less than directed. After draining the beans I heated them in a sauce pan on the stove. I added the cheese to the beans in the pan so it melted. I will definitely be...
Blue Cheese-Walnut Green Beans Recipe

Makes: 4 servings, about 1 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup toasted chopped walnuts , (see Tip)

Preparation

  1. Bring green beans and water to a boil in a large skillet. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until the beans are just tender, 3 minutes. Uncover and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the water has evaporated, 3 to 4 minutes more.
  2. Add oil, salt and pepper to the pan and cook, stirring, 1 minute more. Transfer the beans to a large bowl and toss with blue cheese until well coated. Sprinkle each serving with walnuts.

Tips & Notes

  • Tip: To toast chopped or sliced nuts, stir constantly in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition

Per serving: 163 calories; 12 g fat (3 g sat, 4 g mono); 8 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 4 g fiber; 302 mg sodium; 233 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (20% daily value), Vitamin A (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 high-fat meat, 2 fat


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