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Orange-Scented Green Beans with Toasted Almonds

November/December 2007

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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"This is similar to a green bean recipe that I fix all the time. I dropped the beans in a pot of boiling water for about 3 minutes and then drain them and put them in an ice water bath. I toast the almonds or walnuts or pecans, just...
Orange-Scented Green Beans with Toasted Almonds Recipe

Makes: 4 servings, 1 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 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)

Preparation

  1. 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.

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.

Nutrition

Per serving: 84 calories; 4 g fat (0 g sat, 3 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 3 g protein; 4 g fiber; 147 mg sodium; 206 mg potassium.

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

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat



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Recipe Categories

Servings
4
Main Ingredient
Vegetarian, other
Preparation/ Technique
Steam
Meal/Course
Dinner

Type of Dish
Side dish, vegetable
Ethnic/Regional
American
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
15 minutes or less

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